The Government has responded to the independent inquiry conducted by Lord Archer into contaminated NHS blood supplies in the 1970s and 1980s, and his subsequent report published in February 2009. Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo set out the Government response in a written statement, to include:

  • Increase in annual payments to £12,800 for individuals infected with HIV
  • Further support for Haemophilia Society of £100,000 per year for the next five years
  • Commitment to review the financial relief for individuals affected by hepatitis C in five years

Tough measures are already in place to prevent similar events happening in the future.

Department of Health 20.05.09