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Why was there a delay of three years before informing the 16 patients in the trials that they had been infected with HIV?

Contaminated blood victims in plea for inquiry truth

Patients in Scotland who were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s have called for truth and honesty from an official inquiry.

The Penrose Inquiry is due to hear from some of the hundreds of people who were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions.

Ahead of the first oral evidence seesion, victims and families affected said they wanted lessons to be learned.

Lord Penrose is chairing the inquiry, which began two years ago.

It was instigated by the Scottish government and was given the task of investigating how the NHS collected, treated and supplied blood during the period.

Introducing Expo introductory videos

Expo – Introductory Videos
with Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health and Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive, Department of Health.

‘Ghost list’ purge: NHS removing people from surgery registers

‘Ghost list’ purge: NHS removing people from surgery registers if they have not seen a doctor for six months

By Mail On Sunday Reporter

Thousands of patients face being removed from GP practices if they have not seen their doctor for six months.

After this time, if they fail to respond to two warning letters, their names will be removed from the surgery register.

NHS managers say they want to ensure lists are accurate and up to date.

But GPs claim many patients will be struck off without reason and then forced to re-register when they need to see a doctor.