On 11th July 2017 Theresa May announced that a Public Inquiry would be held into the Contaminated Blood Scandal .

Factor 8 Campaign UK now strongly urges all victims and/or their family members affected by Contaminated Factor Concentrates to contact Collins Solicitors to discuss representation at the Inquiry and get advice on legal options.

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Chronology of the UK Infected Blood Public Inquiry announced in 2017

This page is continually updated as more information about the Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal becomes available. This page was last updated on: 03/07/18 @ 21:12

  • An Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal was announced on 11th July 2017 by the Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • Consultation on the Scope & Fomat of the Inquiry began on 20th July 2017 and was planned to end on 14th August 2017 however this was subsequently extended by 2 months and the consultation ended on 18th October 2017.
  • On 27th October 2017 the 10 Downing Street Press Office confirmed that the Department of Health would not be the "sponsoring department" of the Inquiry. 10 Downing street also said that "an announcement will be made in a few weeks".
  • On 3rd November 2017 it was announced that The Cabinet Office would be the "sponsoring department" of the Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal, the responsible Minister was Damian Green but is now David Lidington following Damian's resignation.
  • On 8th February 2018 the Chair of the Inquiry was announced to be Sir Brian Langstaff
  • On 26th April 2018 the Inquiry consultation on the Terms of Reference closed.
  • On 1st May 2018 the Inquiry chair began working on the Inquiry full-time.
  • On 2nd July 2018 the Inquiries Terms of Reference were announced and the Inquiry was formally established.
  • The first Public Hearings will be on 24th, 25th & 26th September 2018.