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Professor Emma Cave joins expert group assisting Infected Blood Inquiry

(24 September 2018)

The Infected Blood Inquiry preliminary hearings opened on Monday 24 September, with a tribute to victims.

Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products infected with hepatitis and HIV during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Inquiry will investigate why patients were given infected blood and/or infected blood products and the impact this has had on their families. It will consider the past government response, adequacy of support, questions of consent and whether there was a cover-up.

The Inquiry was announced by Theresa May in July 2017. It is chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff, a former high court judge. 

Professor Emma Cave has been asked to join one of the expert groups (focusing on medical ethics) that will assist the Chair. The full list of experts will be announced after the preliminary hearings.