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Heamophilia Society to give Opening Statement to Infected Blood Inquiry Tomorrow (Wednesday)

Tomorrow (Wednesday 26th) is the final day of the preliminary hearings of the Infected Blood Inquiry when the Inquiry will hear from The Haemophilia Society. Raymond Bradley, Managing Partner of Malcomson Law who leads our legal team, will give our opening statement setting out our expectations for the inquiry, the questions we want answered and […]

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Hep C Coalition Statement on Public Inquiry

The Hepatitis C Coalition welcomes the opening of this long-awaited inquiry into the infected blood scandal which has affected the lives of so many people. There are likely to be people living today with hepatitis C contracted via contaminated blood products who have not yet been diagnosed. But hepatitis C is now curable thanks to […]

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Society Chief Executive writes in the Times

After more than three decades we have, at last,  a full public inquiry into the infected blood scandal which has led to  the deaths of more than 2,500 people and caused incalculable suffering to thousands more. It is not just  the numbers of people involved that are shocking, it is the stories of the impact […]

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The Inquiry Opens.

Sir Brian Langstaff’s Opening Statement Sir Brian Langstaff welcomed those present but expressed it would have been better if it was not necessary for everyone to have to come together in this way, if there had not been a need for the Inquiry in the first place. He began by talking about the the sheer […]

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Legal Team Update

  The Haemophilia Society has assembled what we believe to be an extremely strong legal team to represent our members at the forthcoming Infected Blood Inquiry. As mentioned in our earlier statement announcing the appointment of Malcomson Law, Raymond Bradley and his team have unrivalled experience in the area of health and in public inquiries […]

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Newsletter 3 September 2018

The Infected Blood Inquiry Preliminary Hearings – 24/26 September After years of waiting the UK inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal begins its preliminary hearings later this month (September).  ‘The Infected Blood Inquiry’ under its chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, opens at Church House, Westminster, on 24 September. These preliminary hearings will last for three days […]

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Call for pictures for the commemoration, 24 September

Plans for the commemoration to be held prior to the start of the preliminary hearings of the Inquiry on the morning of Monday 24 September at Church House are progressing.  The event aims to be simple, powerful, and memorable and will include photos, poetry, music, and factual information. To ensure this truly reflects those  affected we […]

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Society given ‘Core Participant’ status

The Haemophilia Society has been given ‘Core Participant’ status for the Statutory Public inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal. The enables The Society to make application under the Inquiries Act 2005 for the cost of legal representation for both The Society and those who join with The Society and its representation. As such The Society […]

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Obtaining medical records – update

Introduction Many members have asked us what they need to do if they want to be involved in the contaminated blood and blood products inquiry and what to do with any evidence they may hold, such as records. We have put together below some advice on what to do with evidence you already hold and […]

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