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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More gay and bisexual men able to give blood after ‘historic’ rule change – The Independent

‘More gay and bisexual men will be allowed to donate blood, platelets and plasma after “historic” new rules came into effect.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2021

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More gay and bisexual men able to give blood after ‘historic’ rule change – The Independent

‘More gay and bisexual men will be allowed to donate blood, platelets and plasma after “historic” new rules came into effect.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2021

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Infected blood scandal: government knew of contaminated plasma ‘long before it admitted it’ – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2021 in AIDS, blood products, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘A minister privately expressed concerns that Aids was being transmitted by contaminated blood products while the government publicly insisted there was no “conclusive evidence”, newly uncovered documents from 1983 show.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2021

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Matt Hancock to give evidence – BBC News

‘he health secretary will face questions about compensation for victims of the contaminated blood scandal on Friday afternoon.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2021

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Infected blood scandal: Treasury refuses to publish key documents – The Guardian

‘The Treasury is refusing to publish key documents about the treatment of haemophiliacs infected by the NHS with HIV on the grounds that it would be “disruptive” and material might be “distorted” by the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2020

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Inquiry was “right to refuse” participants choice of lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted July 8th, 2020 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, medical treatment, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has upheld a decision refusing two ‘core participants’ in the infected blood public inquiry the right to nominate their own solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2020

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Guilt and anger surface as infected blood inquiry hears evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘The guilt of infected blood donors and the anger of victims whose diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C was withheld from them for years has emerged as evidence given in secret was read out to a public hearing in London.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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Ministers reject calls for immediate compensation for infected blood victims – The Guardian

‘Calls for immediate compensation for thousands of victims contaminated by infected NHS blood have been rejected by ministers at a meeting with campaigners and survivors – but more health support may be made available.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2020

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Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘In An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors [2019] EWHC 3033 (Fam), CX, now fourteen, had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer when he was three. He was treated successfully, but in 2019 his cancer returned [1]-[2]. As a result of the chemotherapy that he was to receive, it was likely that his blood counts would drop significantly and that he would need transfusions of blood products [5]. Both CX and his mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses: each was willing to consent to the proposed chemotherapy, stem cell harvesting and the return of the stem cells following chemotherapy, but would not consent to the administration of blood and/or blood products – which the doctors believed to be a necessary and integral part of CX’s recovery.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st November 2019

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Blood inquiry judge: ‘Many left in grinding hardship’ – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2019 in blood products, inquiries, news by sally

‘All those affected by the contaminated blood scandal should receive the same financial support, no matter where they live in the UK, says the judge in charge of the inquiry.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2019

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High Court rules baby can be given blood without mother’s consent – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a “gravely ill” baby should have a blood transfusion, even though his mother does not consent on religious grounds.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2019

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