Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry

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05 Jul 2019 by Public Health England
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This document from Public Health England provides information for GPs on the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. The document covers: why there is an Infected Blood Inquiry; what to advise if your patient thinks that they received blood in the 1970s/1980s; what to do if your patient is hepatitis C positive and is concerned a past transfusion is the source; how blood services investigate possible transmissions from more recent transfusions; safety of blood transfusions in the UK; where patients can get more help and support on hepatitis C; where to get patient and professional information on hepatitis C; and where to get patient and professional information about HIV.
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