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England Infected Blood Support Scheme

Following the UK Government announcement on 17 August 2022, payments can now be made to estates or authorised representatives of people registered on the scheme who died between the announcement date of 17 August 2022, and the payment date of 28 October 2022 only. We've contacted all eligible estates and authorised representatives for this date range to arrange payment.

We have no further information regarding Sir Brian Longstaff’s second interim report at present.

The NHS Business Services Authority is working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care regarding the recommendations made. We'll update our website with further information as soon as this is available.

We support people historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products. We also help families, civil or long-term partners after the death of someone infected. 

Who can join the scheme and how to apply

Support is available for people with hepatitis C, HIV and their spouses or civil partners, or estates

If your hepatitis C condition changes

Apply for Special Category Mechanism for hepatitis C stage 1

Families and estates of deceased beneficiaries

The scheme provides support to spouses, civil partners and long-term partners of a deceased beneficiary

Discretionary support

A range of help is available for scheme members, this covers different types of financial support and advice

Talking therapy support

Being infected with hepatitis C or HIV from blood or blood products may have affected you and your family member

Financial and support services

A range of financial and other support is available for scheme members

EIBSS resources

Infected Blood Interim Compensation Payment Scheme, annual reports and focus group minutes

Contact EIBSS

Contact us if you have any queries, need an application form, or to update your personal details.

England Infected Blood Support Scheme news

Government announcement about interim payments - 17 August 2022

17th August 2022

On 17 August 2022, the Government made this announcement about interim payments: 

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Infected Blood announcement 29 November 2021

29th November 2021

Update regarding bereaved partner payments

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Further announcement on behalf of the Cabinet Office

5th October 2021

Sir Robert Francis QC was appointed by the Cabinet Office to undertake an independent study

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