Infected Blood Support Schemes in the UK

There are four infected blood support schemes across the UK which cover Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

You are eligible for support if:  

  • You were infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products 
  • You are the spouse, civil or long-term partner of someone infected who has died 

In March 2021 the Paymaster General, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, announced significant changes to the UK’s four infected blood support schemes to bring “broad parity” to the payments as well as changes to lump sum payments. There are still many unanswered questions about what these changes mean, who they apply to and when they will be paid. The table below brings together the provisional information we have at the moment, and will be updated when we know more.

The changes apply to current registrants of the scheme and will be backdated to April 2019. Payments will be made by the end of 2021. Read more about Ms Mordaunt’s announcement here.

For more information about making a claim, contact your scheme:

England Infected Blood Support Scheme Email: nhsbsa.eibss@nhs.net. Telephone: 0300 330 1294 

Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland. Email: bso.ibss@hscni.net Telephone: 028 9536 3817 

Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme Email: wibss@wales.nhs.uk. Telephone: 02920 902280 

Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme Email: nss.sibss@nhs.net. Telephone: 0131 275 6754