Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

An inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed.

It will establish the causes of the “appalling injustice” that took place in the 1970s and 1980s.

Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products that were infected with diseases, such as hepatitis C and HIV.

Families of those who died will be consulted about what form the inquiry should take.

It could be a public Hillsborough-style inquiry or a judge-led statutory inquiry, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the inquiry should have the potential to trigger prosecutions.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40566761

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