Infected Blood Inquiry updates - deadline extension and timetable changes

The Infected Blood Inquiry and the Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study have seen two updates today, please see below for further details.

Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study deadline extension:

Following engagement with participants, the deadline for written submissions has been extended to Sunday 19th December by Sir Robert Francis. This has been done to take into account representations that were made regarding the time in which submissions need to be received by the Study. Consequently, Sir Robert’s report to the government will be submitted, at the latest, by 14th March 2022.

Further information on the update can be found here, and any written submissions or questions can be sent to ibcompframeworkstudy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Infected Blood Inquiry December hearings timetable update:

During the week of 15th November, a number of hearings were cancelled. As a result, the Inquiry has made changes to the December timetable.

The revised timetable can be found here, and the specific changes are as follows:

  • Dr Tony Napier (remote): Medical Director, Welsh Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-98) will now give evidence on Tuesday 30 November and Wednesday 1 December. 
  • Dr Colin Entwhistle, Consultant Director, Oxford Blood Transfusion Centre (1980-95) will now give evidence on Monday 6 December. 
  • Dr Boulton and Dr Martlew, who were originally due to give evidence this week, will now give evidence in the New Year.

If you would like to attend these hearings and have not yet registered, please do so by emailing contact@infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk or calling 0808 169 1377. The Inquiry will be offering a live broadcast feed as well as a Youtube broadcast stream.

If we can be a source of information or support on any of the issues raised by the Infected Blood Inquiry, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on our helpline, 020 7089 6221 or by email to helpline@hepctrust.org.uk.