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01 Apr

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard three days of evidence about Belfast Haemophilia…
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26 Mar

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has been looking the Skipton Fund and the Caxton…
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25 Mar

‘Breakthrough’ compensation framework announced for contaminated blood victims

Penny Mordaunt MP, minister responsible for the Infected Blood Inquiry, has announced the government will…
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12 Mar

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week at the Infected Blood Inquiry there have been four days of evidence from…
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05 Mar

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard evidence from Jan Barlow, Macfarlane Trust (MFT)…
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01 Mar

Widows in Northern Ireland to get payment uplift

Widows and bereaved partners in Northern Ireland are to receive annual payments following a review…
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26 Feb

Trusts and schemes examined by inquiry

The Infected Blood Inquiry has started to scrutinise the trusts and schemes set up to…
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26 Feb

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

The Infected Blood Inquiry has started its four-week investigation of the trusts and schemes set…
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12 Feb

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard evidence from David Watters, former general secretary…
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10 Feb

A statement on David Watters’ evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry

This week, David Watters, former general secretary of The Haemophilia Society from 1981 – 1994,…
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04 Feb

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This week the Infected Blood Inquiry heard a presentation about Kevin Slater, pictured above holding…
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04 Feb

Chancellor urged to ease hardship of contaminated blood victims

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has been urged to make more money available to “level up”…
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28 Jan

Inquiry minister urged to tackle “life-changing” issues

Exactly a year after her predecessor met with campaigners, Penny Mordaunt MP has been urged…
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28 Jan

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard evidence from its panel of five experts…
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27 Jan

Medical ethics examined by inquiry

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard evidence from its panel of medical ethics…
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21 Jan

Statement from Kate Burt, CEO, The Haemophilia Society

On 18 December 2020 The Haemophilia Society received a Subject Access Request covering the period 1 January…
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18 Jan

Read a summary of last week’s inquiry hearings

The Infected Blood Inquiry heard evidence from Dr David Bevan, Dr Janet Shirley and Prof…
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16 Dec

Read a summary of last week’s inquiry hearings

Read a summary of evidence given to the Infected Blood Inquiry from 7-11 December 2020….
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04 Dec

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week Professor Christopher Ludlam, director of Edinburgh Haemophilia Centre 1980-2011, has given evidence to…
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20 Nov

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

The inquiry has this week heard evidence from Dr Saad Al-Ismail of Swansea Haemophilia Centre,…
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06 Nov

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry hearings

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry heard evidence from Professor Eric Preston, former director of…
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02 Nov

Inquiry hearings to continue through lockdown

The Infected Blood Inquiry will continue its hearings during lockdown because its work is “too…
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30 Oct

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry heard evidence about Birmingham haemophilia centres and Bradford Haemophilia…
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28 Oct

Scottish Government in talks about UK support payments – but no meeting with Minister

Our colleagues at Haemophilia Scotland have received the following update from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister…
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23 Oct

Read a summary of this week’s inquiry evidence

This week, the Infected Blood Inquiry has heard evidence from Professor Christine Lee and Professor…
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13 Oct

Read a summary of last week’s inquiry hearings

The Infected Blood Inquiry heard evidence from Dr Brian Colvin, director of the Royal London’s…
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07 Oct

Search for “common approach” to UK support payments continues

The Welsh Government has written to The Haemophilia Society in response to concerns raised about…
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02 Oct

Read this week’s inquiry summary

The Infected Blood Inquiry heard evidence this week from Dr Mark Winter, former director of…
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10 Sep

Welsh Government urged to increase support payments

The Haemophilia Society has challenged the Welsh Government over why victims of the contaminated blood…
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24 Jul

Watch ‘Contaminated blood: to the inquiry and beyond’

The second part of our Bleeding Matters Live! series is now available to watch. The…
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14 Jul

Watch ‘Contaminated blood: a global perspective’

The first webinar in our Bleeding Matters Live! series is now available to watch. The…
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08 Jul

Welcome to our new live webinar events

We’re launching a new series of webinars that looks at issues affecting people with a…
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24 Jun

New counselling service for people living with HIV through contaminated blood

A new counselling service is on offer to former beneficiaries of the Macfarlane Trust (MFT)….
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23 Jun

Minister told: don’t delay fair support payments again

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has brought the issue of infected blood support payments ‘back to…
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27 May

New inquiry minister ‘actively seeking’ way forward

Penny Mordaunt, the minister responsible for the Infected Blood Inquiry, has written to The Haemophilia…
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06 May

New Infected Blood Inquiry minister urged to take action

The Haemophilia Society has told the new minister with responsibility for the Infected Blood Inquiry…
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06 May

EIBSS make application for counselling easier

Following feedback from beneficiaries, EIBSS have made the process to apply for counselling easier. Details…
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23 Mar

NI Health Minister announces additional Infected Blood Payments

This press release has just been published following a meeting today with campaigners including The…
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17 Mar

Inquiry hearings delayed due to coronavirus

The Infected Blood Inquiry has pushed back the start of its next public hearings to…
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12 Mar

Coronavirus outbreak in the UK

Many of you are understandably concerned about the spread of coronavirus. There is no evidence…
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04 Mar

Minister urged to act now on mental health support

Today, The Haemophilia Society urged the Government to tackle the “life-threatening” lack of psychological support…
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04 Mar

'We need proper psychological support to help us deal with this'

Martin was 19 when he was told that blood products to treat his severe haemophilia…
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03 Mar

The Haemophilia Society waives legal privilege on documents

To date The Haemophilia Society has identified approximately 30,000 archive documents, going back to 1949,…
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02 Mar

Weekly update

A summary of expert and intermediary evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry from 24 to…
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24 Feb

Lack of specialist mental health support is putting lives at risk, warns The Haemophilia Society

Lack of long-term specialist psychological support for victims of the contaminated blood scandal is putting…
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10 Feb

Peerage nomination for Kenneth Clarke should be put on hold, says The Haemophilia Society

Liz Carroll, CEO of The Haemophilia Society, has written to the House of Lords Appointments…
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06 Feb

The Society criticises "outrageous" attempt to withhold money from contaminated blood victims

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland is “insulting” those infected as a result of…
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03 Feb

Extra £1million for contaminated blood victims in Northern Ireland

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in Northern Ireland who receive thousands of pounds less…
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03 Feb

New psychological support service for Wales

A new specialist psychological support service for people infected by contaminated blood and their families…
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28 Jan

Letter from the Prime Minister (23/10/19)

The PM, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has today (23/10/19), responded to recent communications from…
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20 Dec

Invite to Feedback on Support Schemes

We would like to gather your thoughts and opinions on the current support schemes in…
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17 Dec

Public Inquiry: “Nothing will be held back” says Minister

The Infected Blood Inquiry is a “priority” for the new Government, despite being left out…
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14 Dec

Invitation to engage with Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price

We, along with several other members of the contaminated blood community have been invited to…
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14 Dec

Updates on The Inquiry team

The Inquiry has just issued its first newsletter you can read it here https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/sites/default/files/IBI-Newsletter-Dec.pdf The Inquiry team…
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28 Nov

Northern Ireland officials urged to use earmarked funds for contaminated blood victims

The Haemophilia Society has written to three of the most senior civil servants in Northern…
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27 Nov

Health Secretary asked to explain his party’s manifesto snub of victims of the contaminated blood scandal

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been asked by The Haemophilia Society to explain his party’s…
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04 Nov

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
01 Nov

Response from Oliver Dowden MP

Campaigners, including The Haemophilia Society, have received a reply from Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden…
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18 Oct

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here
16 Oct

Statement from signatories to letter to PM

Letter to the PM from campaigners – 16 October 2019 The signatories to the 16…
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11 Oct

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here
08 Aug

Public Inquiry Newsletter – August

Welcome to the August edition of our Public Inquiry Newsletter. The Newsletter will keep you updated with events…
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25 Jul

Letter to Bill Wright and campaigners regarding payment schemes

Below is an update from the outgoing Prime Minister on the progress of discussions between…
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28 Jun

Post hearings meet up

After the first day of the Inquiry hearings in Edinburgh on Tuesday 2 July The…
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26 Jun

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here
21 Jun

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
14 Jun

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
07 Jun

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
20 May

The Haemophilia Society’s response to today’s call for full compensation for contaminated blood victims

The Haemophilia Society today welcomes a call from the leaders of the main UK political…
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20 May

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
10 May

Contaminated blood support scheme: PM must act

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to intervene to improve the financial support system…
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10 May

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
10 May

Weekly update

A summary of this week’s Inquiry hearings can be found here.
29 Apr

A tribute to our community

Today, on the eve of the Inquiry’s first witness hearings, our thoughts are with all…
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29 Apr

Summary of media articles over the last 24 hours

Sunday Media Coverage on BBC news at 10. When this is available we will post…
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09 Apr

Public Inquiry Newsletter – April

Welcome to the April edition of our Public Inquiry Newsletter. The Newsletter will keep you updated with events…
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08 Apr

Join us at our pre-Inquiry social event

We know many of you will be travelling to London to be present at the…
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01 Apr

Liz Carroll on BBC Radio 4

The Haemophilia Society’s CEO Liz Carroll was on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme at 6.50am…
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29 Mar

PM’s contaminated blood pledge: ‘Your voices will be listened to’

Prime Minister Theresa May has told The Haemophilia Society that the Government will listen to…
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15 Mar

New legal team: ‘First, we listen’

Peter Jones, who will be leading the Haemophilia Society’s legal team at the Infected Blood…
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05 Mar

The Haemophilia Society’s response to letter from Cabinet Office Minister, David Lidington

In January, Clive Smith, chair of the board of trustees, wrote to Cabinet Office Minister…
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25 Feb

The Haemophilia Society appoint new legal representation

The Haemophilia Society has ended its association with Malcomson Law UK Ltd, meaning the firm…
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15 Feb

Inquiry documents row: NHS England must explain

The Society would like to add its thanks to Jason Evans of the Factor 8…
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15 Feb

Newsletter – February

The Society Appoints new legal team The Haemophilia Society has ended its association with Malcomson…
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12 Feb

Thousands of documents submitted to Infected Blood Inquiry

The Haemophilia Society has submitted approximately 30,000 scanned documents to the Infected Blood Inquiry, in…
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27 Jan

The Haemophilia Society urges Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington to boost funding to the Infected Blood Inquiry or risk failing the scandal’s victims

The Haemophilia Society urges Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington to boost funding to the Infected…
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07 Jan

Newsletter 5 – 4 January

Invite to Feedback on Support Schemes We would like to gather your thoughts and opinions…
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01 Jan

The Haemophilia Society responds to Sir Brian Langstaff, Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Today Sir Brian Langstaff has published documents which refer to The Haemophilia Society and Malcomson…
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26 Oct

Make a date – 25 November – Public Inquiry Road-show in Leeds

The Society is holding a meeting on Sunday 25 November in Leeds city centre where…
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17 Oct

Society welcomes Chair of the Infected Blood Public Inquiry’s call for ‘decisive action’

The Haemophilia Society have welcomed the publications of the letter from the Chair of the…
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12 Oct

Confidential support service extended

The Inquiry Team have announced they re extending the confidential support service offered by the…
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08 Oct

Some advice if you are having problems obtaining medical records

Many members have told us they are having difficulties in obtaining their medical records.  The…
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02 Oct

Leeds Roadshow – update

The venue for The Haemophilia Society’s Roadshow in Leeds on Sunday, 25 November, has been…
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01 Oct

The Haemophilia Society asks PM for action

Following the opening three days of the Infected Blood Public Inquiry, The Haemophilia Society has…
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25 Sep

Society Chief Executive writes in the Times

After more than three decades we have, at last,  a full public inquiry into the…
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25 Sep

Hep C Coalition Statement on Public Inquiry

he Hepatitis C Coalition welcomes the opening of this long-awaited inquiry into the infected blood…
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25 Sep

Watch the opening commemoration of the Infected Blood Inquiry

Log on here to view the commemoration at the start of the Infected Blood Inquiry.  You…
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24 Sep

The Inquiry Opens

Sir Brian Langstaff’s Opening Statement Sir Brian Langstaff welcomed those present but expressed it would…
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14 Sep

Newsletter 3 September 2018

The Infected Blood Inquiry Preliminary Hearings – 24/26 September After years of waiting the UK…
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02 Sep

Coping with personal stress

The Public Inquiry has, for many people, brought back difficult memories.  It is perfectly normal…
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11 Aug

Call for pictures for the commemoration, 24 September

Plans for the commemoration to be held prior to the start of the preliminary hearings…
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