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New inquiry minister ‘actively seeking’ way forward

Penny Mordaunt, the minister responsible for the Infected Blood Inquiry, has written to The Haemophilia Society to state her “personal commitment” to the inquiry. The letter said she was actively seeking ways in which to move forward, following a meeting in January between her predecessor, Oliver Dowden, health minister Nadine

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New Infected Blood Inquiry minister urged to take action

The Haemophilia Society has told the new minister with responsibility for the Infected Blood Inquiry that action must be taken to provide better financial and mental health support. Penny Mordaunt, the Paymaster General, has become the fourth minister to oversee the progress of the Infected Blood Inquiry since it was

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NI Health Minister announces additional Infected Blood Payments

This press release has just been published following a meeting today with campaigners including The Haemophilia Society’s chair – Clive Smith, Haemophilia NI, Friends and family of haemophilia, NI and other campaigners: Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional payments for people affected by contaminated blood. The payments range from

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Inquiry hearings delayed due to coronavirus

The Infected Blood Inquiry has pushed back the start of its next public hearings to autumn 2020 as a result of the coronovirus outbreak. Inquiry chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, said that the risks of the virus meant that it was no longer practical or safe to continue with the planned

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Coronavirus outbreak in the UK

Many of you are understandably concerned about the spread of coronavirus. There is no evidence that people with a bleeding disorder are any more likely to catch the virus than the general population but it is important to continue to follow the latest advice on minimising the chances of catching

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The Haemophilia Society waives legal privilege on documents

To date The Haemophilia Society has identified approximately 30,000 archive documents, going back to 1949, which may be of relevance to the Infected Blood Inquiry. The vast majority of these documents were provided to the inquiry in February 2019. However, just over 300 documents were withheld under Legal Professional Privilege

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Weekly update

A summary of expert and intermediary evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry from 24 to 28 February, 2020 can be found here.

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