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New psychological support service for Wales

A new specialist psychological support service for people infected by contaminated blood and their families has been launched in Wales. The service, which is part of the Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme and funded by the Welsh Government, will offer tailored psychological support to anyone infected in Wales, as well as their partner, children, siblings, grandparents […]

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

The Infected Blood Inquiry is a “priority” for the new Government, despite being left out of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Responding to a letter from The Haemophilia Society’s CEO Liz Carroll which criticised the Conservative Party for failing to mention the Infected Blood Inquiry in its manifesto, Mr […]

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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 silence on the Infected Blood Inquiry its general election manifesto. In a letter sent this week, CEO Liz Carroll told Mr Hancock of the charity’s anger and frustration that the Conservative Party had ignored the contaminated blood scandal and the […]

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Response from Oliver Dowden MP

Campaigners, including The Haemophilia Society, have received a reply from Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden MP who has offered to meet them in response to their letter calling for financial parity in support payments across the UK. You can read the response in full here

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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 campaigners. In his letter the Prime Minister, has apologised for taking so long to reply and offered his complete commitment to infected and affected people. He has also promised to give urgent consideration to any recommendations from the Inquiry and […]

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STATEMENT FROM SIGNATORIES TO LETTER TO PM

The signatories to the 16 October 2019 letter to the Prime Minister are all affected by the infected blood disaster. We were invited by the Government to attend a meeting with UK Government Ministers in January in response to Sir Brian Langstaff’s call for an uplift in financial support to those affected by the disaster. […]

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