Haemophilia Scotland, the Scottish Infected Blood Forum (SIBF), and independent Scottish campaigners made a joint response to the Infected Blood Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation.
Scottish campaigners and campaigning charities were brought together through the Penrose Inquiry process and working with Thompsons Solicitors and have continued working closely ever since. The consultation response builds on the joint position statement which we published in October.
We are grateful to everyone in Scotland who has contributed to these documents by working on them directly or by,
- attending our joint members’ campaign meetings, in particular the meeting in Edinburgh on Sat 21st April which looked at the consultation questions in detail.
- emailing or calling the charities, and other campaigners, to make their views know.
- taking part in discussions on our closed Facebook group.
We are also grateful to Sir Brian Langstaff (Inquiry Chair), Brian Stanton (Solicitor to the Inquiry), and Catherine Nalty (Deputy Secretary to the Inquiry) for coming to Scotland to meet with us on Monday this week. We have a useful and constructive discussion covering many off the issues detailed in our consultation response.
We do not claim that the consultation response represent the views of every affected person in Scotland. However, we have tried to accurately reflect the issues that have been raised with us and highlight some of the lessons we believe should be learnt from our collective experience of the Penrose Inquiry.