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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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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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The Haemophilia Society supports members in opposing DH involvement in creation of Contaminated Blood Inquiry

Campaigners from all groups representing people affected by the contaminated blood scandal have written to the Government rejecting their proposed process of consulting on the creation of the public inquiry. The Haemophilia Society had intended to raise these issues at the meeting but has heard the message from campaigners, many

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Government announces Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Scandal

The Haemophilia Society welcomes the Government’s announcement of a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. Our members and campaigners will be pleased and relieved that after decades of campaigning there will finally be an inquiry into how over 5,000 people with bleeding disorders were infected by contaminated blood products.

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