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Update on the Contaminated Blood Inquiry

The Prime Minister has updated Parliament on the steps towards the creation of the statutory public inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products. We welcome the progress that has been made and the commitment to consult widely and in detail on the terms of reference. Today’s announcement confirms that the inquiry

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Updated Guidance for the Special Category Mechanism for people at Stage 1

The BSA which administers the support scheme for people affected by contaminated blood and blood products in England (EIBSS), published updated guidance for healthcare professionals filling in applications for people infected with Hep C classed as Stage 1 who are applying for higher payments through the Special Category Mechanism (SCM). The

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Meeting with the Cabinet Office regarding the Contaminated Blood Public Inquiry

Last week Liz Carroll, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society, alongside other campaigning groups, Haemophilia Wales and Haemophilia Scotland, met with Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, and the Cabinet Office team to discuss the next steps in taking the contaminated blood inquiry forward. Firstly, those present were invited to

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Remembering on World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day we think of all people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders and their partners infected with HIV as a result of treatment with contaminated blood products. HIV/AIDS tore a hole in our community that can never be fully healed and in particular we remember the 1,024

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Government Response to latest Contaminated Blood Support Scheme Consultation

The Government has published the response to the latest consultation on the contaminated blood support schemes. It is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/infected-blood-support-special-category-mechanism. A summary of the announcement has been published by the Department of Health We are reviewing the new policy in more detail and will provide more information shortly.

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Support the Campaign to get the Government to #getagriponPIP

Please support our e-action to raise awareness of the significant problems with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which is replacing DLA for adults. Many people with bleeding disorders rely on assistance to cover the additional costs of living with their condition. This has traditionally been provided through the Disability Living Allowance

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