Infected Blood Inquiry analysing consultation responses

With the consultation deadline for the Terms of Reference of the Infected Blood Inquiry having now passed, the inquiry team has begun analysing responses. Sir Brian Langstaff, the High Court judge appointed as Chair, is now working full-time on the inquiry. A statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry website says that once the responses to the consultation have been analysed and considered the Chair will make his recommendation to the Minister.

Catherin Nalty, the Deputy Secretary to the inquiry, has also contacted those who responded to the consultation to reassure those affected that the inquiry will be investigating what happened to all those who were infected, whether they were haemophiliacs or not, and also considering the impact on families.

The inquiry team are also keen to arrange meetings outside of London to hear how people would like to engage with the inquiry, including from people who have not yet had the opportunity to meet the team. If you are interested in arranging a meeting, or have any questions related to the inquiry, you can contact Catherine Nalty using the following details:

Address: Infected Blood Inquiry, Fleetbank House, 1st Floor, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
Phone: 07802 867704
Email: catherine.nalty@infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk

The Infected Blood Inquiry website can also be accessed here: https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/

If you have any concerns around hepatitis C and contaminated blood, our confidential helpline is open Monday-Friday from 10.30am-4.30pm and is staffed solely by people who have themselves been affected by hepatitis C. You can call the helpline on 0845 223 4424 or 020 7089 6221. Alternatively, you can email helpline@hepctrust.org.uk.