UKHCDO Statement on the Infected Blood Inquiry Report

Following publication of the final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, the UK Haemophilia Centre Doctors’ Organisation (UKHCDO) offers its deepest sympathies to everyone affected by these tragic events and acknowledges the harm done to people due to treatment for their bleeding disorders in the UK and across the world.

The UKHCDO acknowledges its role within the wider UK health care system that contributed to the events investigated by the Inquiry and sincerely apologises for this. We accept there is much we can learn from the report and will analyse it in detail over the coming weeks to identify the actions we need to take.

As our work and the repercussions of the Inquiry continue, we will provide further timely updates so that the UKHCDO and its members can work with others to support the implementation of the Inquiry’s recommendations. The UKHCDO will also assist with the compensation scheme, in whatever way it can, as details of the scheme are published.

For further information about the Inquiry and its report, please click here to go to the Inquiry’s own comprehensive website.

The NHS has set up a support service available here for people historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products, as well as their families, civil or long-term partners after the death of someone infected.

UKHCDO members who would like further support from UKHCDO in connection with the Inquiry should email