Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry


05 Jul 2019 by Public Health England
This document from Public Health England provides information for GPs on the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. The document covers: why there is an Infected Blood Inquiry; what to advise if your patient thinks that they received blood in the 1970s/1980s; what to do if your patient is hepatitis C positive and is concerned a past transfusion is the source; how blood services investigate possible transmissions from more recent transfusions; safety of blood transfusions in the UK; where patients can get more help and support on hepatitis C; where to get patient and professional information on hepatitis C; and where to get patient and professional information about HIV.