Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, November 12, 2022

This week at the Infected Blood Inquiry, evidence has come from experts giving a range of information generally relating to current or future care or practice. 

The exception was the inquiry’s panel of experts in statistics, Professor Sheila Bird, Professor Stephen Evans and Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, who were present to explain the methodology behind their report for the inquiry as well as its contents. 

Brian O’Mahony, Chief Executive of the Irish Haemophilia Society, spoke about Ireland’s experience of obtaining compensation more than 20 years ago, which went far beyond financial support to include government-underwritten insurance schemes and an access to health priority card.

There was also evidence about specialist psychological support from clinical psychologists and experts in mental health provision from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The other witnesses were Lord Jonathan Evans, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Professor Derek Manas, Medical Director of the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Clinical Team at NHS Blood and Transplant, Professor Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Keith Carter, an independent labour market analyst and founder member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Click here for a summary of this week’s evidence.

Transcripts of inquiry evidence are available here. A weekly summary of previous hearings can be found here.

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