Infected blood: reform of financial and other support

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 January 2016
Health Services
Social welfare
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Since 1988, government has voluntarily provided support for people affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C through treatment with NHS-supplied blood or blood products. Over time the support system has become complex. It has also attracted criticism from those it is intended to help.

The Department of Health has listened to the concerns expressed, and has been considering how to reform the schemes. This consultation sets out the proposals for the reformed scheme and invites comments on them.