Contaminated Blood Scandal – Potential Police Investigation

Andy Burnham demands NHS contaminated blood inquiry

Outgoing Labour MP says there was an industrial-scale cover-up over infection of haemophiliacs with HIV and hepatitis



Haemophilia victims have been vindicated as a criminal cover-up is debated in Parliament.

Some of the widespread media coverage is featured below. 

Published on 11 Apr 2017

The Victoria Derbyshire Show : BBC2 / BBC News – Tuesday 11th April 2017

Thousands of people with Haemophilia were infected with HIV and Hepatitis, or both, as a result of NHS treatment in the 1970s and 80s. Over thirty years later, surviving victims their families are still seeking a public inquiry into this horrific scandal.

In the 1970s and 80s, thousands of Haemophiliacs were treated with contaminated blood products imported from the USA. Some 4,670 were later diagnosed with Hepatitis C, while around 1,200 also contracted the HIV virus and were multiply infected.

Many did not live long enough to be treated with modern drugs.

The survivors and their relatives tell the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme they are still fighting for answers and justice into what was unquestionably the the worst treatment disaster in the history of the National Health Service.

The victims are extremely concerned that a new ‘support’ scheme planned by the British Government will leave them struggling to pay for food, household bills and mortgages.

First broadcast : 9.00am 11-04-17 : Running time : 36.15




Published on 13 Apr 2017

Tuesday 11th April 2017 – BBC News Coverage

News coverage from BBC Radio 2, 4 and 5 live following the BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire show re the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

Various Broadcast times – Running time : 2.36





Published on 26 Apr 2017

House of Commons Adjournment Debate – 25th April 2017

A criminal cover-up on an industrial scale orchestrated over the NHS tainted blood scandal should be subject to a Hillsborough-style inquiry. The former Labour health secretary said victims were used as “guinea pigs” and subjected to “slurs and smears” via falsified medical records. Others had tests carried out without their knowledge or consent, with the results withheld “for decades in some cases” even when they revealed positive results.

Mr Burnham said it had also been suggested that the withholding of results led to infections being passed on to people living with the victims.

Speaking in the Commons on Tuesday, Mr Burnham said he would pass his information to the police if the next government does not launch a public inquiry before the summer recess.


Full Hansard here:

First broadcast 4.14pm – Running time 1.21.00




Contaminated blood: MP alleges ‘cover-up’ over scandal that ruined lives in Hampstead and Highgate

PUBLISHED: 22:11 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 22:23 25 April 2017

Emma Youle

Click link to read full article: Contaminated blood – Emma Youle





Talk Radio lunchtime show – Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Interview with Liz Carroll from the UK Haemophilia Society.
Presented by Julia Hartley-Brewer. @ Liz Jeff




Andy Burnham demands NHS contaminated blood inquiry

Outgoing Labour MP says there was an industrial-scale cover-up over infection of haemophiliacs with HIV and hepatitis

Matthew Weaver and agencies

Wednesday 26 April 2017 09.49 BST

Click link to read full article: Andy Burnham demands NHS contaminated blood inquiry




Channel 5: The Wright Stuff News – read by Janet Ellis



Andy Burnham urges inquiry into contaminated blood scandal ‘criminal cover-up’

Associated Press

26th April 2017

Click link to read full article: Oxford Mail – Contaminated Blood Scandal





Photo credit: PA Wire

Prime Minister’s Questions – Wednesday 26th April 2017
George Howarth MP (Lab) Knowsley – Contaminated Blood
First Broadcast : 12.52am – Running time : 1.04


BBC2 Newsnight – Wednesday 26th April 2017 @ Andrew Sue

Evan Davis is joined by the chairman of Tainted Blood, Andy Evans.
In the House of Commons on Tuesday 25th April, Andy Burnham MP, hosted an Adjournment Debate demanding an inquiry into a “criminal cover-up on an industrial scale” in the NHS, over the historic use of contaminated blood and blood products.

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Broadcast time: 10.53pm – Running time : 5.16


Further, never heard before revelations have been uncovered by the BBC’s Panorama team

10 MAY at 21.00 – 22.00

BBC1 – Also available on BBC iPlayer

BBC Panorama – Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth




On behalf of Haemosexual I would like to personally thank all members of parliament who have supported me and the LGBT members of the infected haemophilia community. Together, we have battled the British government to bring closure and restore dignity to the victims created by the state.

As parliament is dissolved for the general election on 8th June, 2017, I wish those standing for re-election good luck.

Andy Burnham, is a mayoral candidate for the upcoming election and I know, if elected Manchester will get a wonderful Mayor as well as a great man.

For us victims the fight for truth and justice continues. 



To view more of this avoidable human tragedy please visit: 

Looking Back – Tainted Blood Documents


Looking Back – Prison Effect


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