Scottish Recommendations on Contaminated Blood finances must be implemented
Today, the Contaminated Blood: Scottish Financial Support Review Group formally submitted its Conclusions and Recommendations to Shona Robinson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing, and Sport.
Commenting on behalf of the Haemophilia Scotland our Chair, Bill Wright, said,
The report, produced by patient representatives working with government, marks a major milestone. After decades of loss, pain, illness and grief, we are finally making significant progress in Scotland, in contrast to the rest of the UK, where no extra money is yet on offer. While discussions were at times tense, the result is all affected should soon be significantly better off financially.
“Those left with life threatening conditions or widow/ers are those who have been most impacted. Urgency is needed to ensure they are not delayed. People must benefit from the proposed new arrangements before there are further deaths. Patient reps, government and clinicians now need to get onto working through how the new Scottish scheme can maximize all possible benefits to all individuals affected.
- The Scottish Government Press Release
- The Infected Blood: Scottish Financial Review Group Recommendations Report
- The Penrose Inquiry Final Report
- The Haemophilia Scotland summary of the Penrose Report evidence
- The Haemophilia Scotland recommendations based on the Penrose Report.
- The Scottish Government Response to the Penrose Report
- The Scottish Infected Blood Forum Scoping Exercise Report
- The Ross Report
- The Archer Report