Final infected blood inquiry report delayed until May – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2024 in blood products, compensation, delay, inquiries, news, reports by sally

‘The publication of a final report into the infected blood scandal has been delayed until May.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2024

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UK medicines regulator approves gene therapy for two blood disorders – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2023 in blood products, health, medicines, news by sally

‘The UK’s medicines regulator has authorised the use of a world-first gene therapy as a potential cure for two inherited blood disorders.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2023

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Sharlotte Naglis death: No-consent blood test law earns council backing – BBC News

‘Calls by the mother of a girl killed by a drink and drug driver to change the law over testing blood without consent to speed up police investigations has been backed by her local council.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2023

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Infected blood scandal: Bereaved relatives in government compensation plea – BBC News

‘The son of a man who died after he was given infected blood is among those handing in a letter to the government calling for wider compensation.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2023

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Blood test for sleepy drivers could pave way for prosecutions – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2023 in accidents, blood products, news, prosecutions, road safety by sally

‘A blood test to measure whether a driver who has caused an accident was impaired by lack of sleep could be available within two years, making it easier to legislate against drowsy drivers or their employers.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2023

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Infected blood victims and families urge UK government to drop defence – The Guardian

‘More than 500 people taking the government to court over the contaminated blood scandal are urging it to concede the case in light of evidence heard by a public inquiry and an interim report produced by its chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2023

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Infected Blood Inquiry orders compensation to be paid – Inquests and Inquires Law Blog

Posted April 11th, 2023 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, news, personal injuries, reports by sally

‘The Infected Blood Inquiry published its second interim report on Wednesday, 5 April 2023. Steven Snowden KC and Achas Burin of 12KBW, alongside Brian Cummins of Old Square Chambers, represented the largest group of victims in the Inquiry. In this blog article, Achas summarises and comments on the second interim report.’

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Inquests and Inquires Law Blog, 6th April 2023

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Judge says parents and children should receive infected blood payments – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2023 in blood products, compensation, judges, news, personal injuries by michael

‘The chairman of the infected blood public inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, said it was time to “recognise deaths which have so far gone unrecognised”.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2023

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Report to set out details on compensation for victims of infected blood scandal – The Independent

‘Details on compensation for victims of the infected blood scandal is expected to be set out in a report.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2023

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Victims and families call for prosecutions as contaminated blood inquiry nears end – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2023 in bereavement, blood products, families, inquiries, news, prosecutions, victims by tracey

‘Victims and family members affected by the contaminated blood scandal are calling for criminal charges to be considered as the public inquiry into the tragedy draws to a close. While the inquiry, which will begin to hear closing submissions on Tuesday, cannot determine civil or criminal liability, people affected by the scandal are keen for the mass of documents and evidence accumulated over more than four years to be handed over to prosecutors to see whether charges can be brought.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2023

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HIV: How 175 British children were infected with disease – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2022 in blood products, children, families, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘At least 175 children with the blood disorder haemophilia were infected with HIV in the 1980s, according to documents from the national archives seen by BBC News. Some of the families affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into what has been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2022

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Infected Blood victims to receive £100,000 interim compensation payment – gov.uk

Posted August 19th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Thousands of victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive an interim compensation payment of £100,000.’

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gov.uk, 17th August 2022

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Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000 – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Payments of £100,000 will be made to victims of the contaminated blood scandal, the government is expected to announce this week.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2022

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Court of Appeal Refuses Permission to Judicially Review Infected Blood Compensation Scheme – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘In a judgment handed down on 4 February 2022, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal for permission to apply for judicial review concerning the lawfulness of the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) (the “Scheme”). The Court of Appeal concluded that the Scheme’s exclusion of those infected with hepatitis B was not discriminatory. In any event, the Secretary of State’s justification for who was to be compensated under the ex gratia Scheme was to be given a wide margin of appreciation by the courts.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review , 24th June 2022

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Victims of contaminated blood scandal should receive interim payments – report – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, medical treatment, news, victims by sally

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal – some of whom are nearing the end of their lives – should receive interim payments of at least £100,000 each, according to a new plan sent to ministers.’

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The Independent, 8th June 2022

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UK patients affected by infected blood scandal to receive payouts – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘A compensation scheme for thousands of people affected by the infected blood scandal, described as the biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS, will reportedly be announced within weeks.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2022

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Court of Appeal refuses permission to judicially review infected blood compensation scheme – UK Human Rights Blog

‘CN v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2022] EWCA Civ 86. In a judgment handed down on 4 February 2022, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal for permission to apply for judicial review concerning the lawfulness of the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) (the “Scheme”). The Court of Appeal concluded that the Scheme’s exclusion of those infected with hepatitis B was not discriminatory. In any event, the Secretary of State’s justification for who was to be compensated under the ex gratia Scheme was to be given a wide margin of appreciation by the courts.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2022

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, blood transfusions and capacity: PW – Law & Religion UK

‘In PW (Jehovah’s Witness: Validity of Advance Decision), Re [2021] EWCOP 52, Mrs W, aged 80, had Alzheimer’s. She was seriously ill in hospital with potentially fatal internal bleeding from a gastric tumour and the evidence was that a blood transfusion and surgery could mean that she would live for another five to ten years. However, she had been a practising Jehovah’s Witness for most of her adult life. Her medical team had concluded that she lacked capacity to make decisions about her treatment, but she had made an advance decision in 2001 – which appeared to have been held on a register of such decisions made by Jehovah’s Witnesses – to refuse blood or blood products even if her life was in danger. All parties accepted that the advance decision had been properly made.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th October 2021

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Blood donation rules changed to attract more donors with rare subgroups – The Guardian

‘Ministers will remove questions on sexual activity in sub-Saharan Africa for blood donations to encourage more donors in England after a long campaign to widen the criteria.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

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Blood Donation Rule Changes Ease Discrimination Against Queer Men, but is it Enough? – Each Other

‘Blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men have been relaxed across the UK in a “landmark change”, but are the modifications enough to eradicate discrimination?’

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Each Other, 30th July 2021

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