Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, June 10, 2022

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has looked at issues including HIV litigation, how the Skipton Fund was introduced and destroyed documents at the Department of Health.

The first witness was Sir Michael Rawlins, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Newcastle from 1973 to 2006 and a member of the Committee on the Safety of Medicines from 1980 to 1998.

His evidence was followed by Charles Lister, head of blood policy at the Department of Health from 1998 to 2003. Justin Fenwick QC, pictured, gave evidence about his time on the legal team instructed by the Central Defendants in the HIV haemophilia litigation between 1988 and 1991. The final witness was Richard Gutowski, who worked in the Department of Health’s Medicines Division from 1984 until 1991 and was head of blood policy from 2003 to 2004.

For a summary of this week’s evidence click here.

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

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