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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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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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Legal Action adds to Pressure for Public Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Products

The Haemophilia Society’s campaign for a public inquiry into the scandal of contaminated blood products got a boost today as legal action was launched in the High Court. Papers were lodged for a group legal action on grounds of negligence/breach of duty against the Government. Welcoming the development, Liz Carroll

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The Haemophilia Society demands Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Products

The Haemophilia Society, alongside campaigners, has written to the Prime Minister calling for a public inquiry into Government and NHS negligence during the Contaminated Blood Scandal in the 1970s and 1980s which led to the deaths of over 2,000 people and thousands more infected with HIV and Hepatitis B & C and

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APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood – Latest Meeting

The APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood met on the 29th March. The Agenda for the Meeting was: Introductions and Apologies New Contaminated Blood Support consultation Aspects of the new proposals The new scheme administrator Plans for engagement Proposed meeting with Lord O’Shaughnessy Update on actions from the last meeting

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Response to the Contaminated Blood Announcement and Consultation

Overview The Department of Health (DH) today published a written ministerial statement announcing some changes to the support scheme for people affected by contaminated blood and launching a new consultation on the Special Category Mechanism and the discretionary support scheme. The consultation will run for six weeks, until the 17th

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Direct-acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment for Hepatitis C risks Hepatitis B reactivation

New guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises that all hepatitis C patients should be screened for hepatitis B before starting treatment with new Direct-acting Antivirals (DAAs). If patients are infected with both viruses this does not preclude treatment but this should be monitored and managed.

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