Public Hearings Timetable

The timings are provisional and subject to change.

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Registration for December 2021, January and February 2022 hearings is now closed.

You will be able to follow hearings live via the Inquiry YouTube channel here

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Week of 29 November

 

Tuesday 30 November

 

Dr Tony Napier (remote): Medical Director, Welsh Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-98)

 

Wednesday 1 December

 

Dr Tony Napier (remote): continued

Thursday 2 December

Professor Dame Marcela Contreras (in person): Deputy Director, North London Blood Transfusion Centre (1980-84) and Chief Executive and Medical Director, North London Blood Transfusion Centre (1984-95) and Executive Director, London & South East Zone of the National Blood Service (1995-99) and National Director of Diagnostics, Development and Research, National Blood Service (1999-2007)

Friday 3 December

 

Professor Dame Marcela Contreras (in person): continued

 

 

Week of 6 December

Monday 6 December

 

Dr Colin Entwistle (remote): Consultant Director, Oxford Blood Transfusion Centre (1980-95)

 

Tuesday 7 December

Dr George Galea (remote): Senior Registrar and then Consultant in Transfusion Medicine, Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1984-93) and Director, Inverness and North of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1993-96) and Director, Dundee and East of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1996-99) and Tissues and Cells Director, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (1999-2013)

Wednesday 8 December

Dr Lorna Williamson (in person): Honorary Consultant Haematologist, East Anglia Blood Transfusion Centre (1991-94) and Clinical Lead for Blood Components, London & South East Zone of the National Blood Service (1994-99) and National Clinical Director for Components, National Blood Service (1999-2007) and Medical and Research Director, NHS Blood and Transplant (2007-16)

Thursday 9 December

Dr Patricia Hewitt (in person): Consultant Haematologist, North London Blood Transfusion Centre (1984-95) and Lead Consultant in Transfusion Microbiology, London & South East Zone of the National Blood Service (1995-2000) and National Lead Consultant in Transfusion Microbiology, National Blood Service and then NHS Blood and Transplant (2000-18) 

Friday 10 December

 

Dr Patricia Hewitt (in person): continued

 

 
 

2022 timetable for further hearings on Blood Services

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Week of 17 January 

Tuesday 18 January

 

Dr Roger Moore (in person): Policy Division, Department of Health and Social Security (1985-88) and Deputy National Director, National Directorate of the National Blood Transfusion Service (1989-92) and other roles

 

Wednesday 19 January

 

Dr Jack Gillon (remote): Consultant Haematologist, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1985-2006) and Consultant Physician, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (2006 onwards)

 

Thursday 20 January

 

Dr Gamal Gabra (in person): Consultant Haematologist, Glasgow and West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1980-88) and Consultant Haematologist, Birmingham Regional Transfusion Centre (1992-2002) and other roles

 

Friday 21 January

 

Professor Stan Urbaniak (remote): Director, Aberdeen and North East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1983-99) and National Advisor for Immunohaematology, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (1999-2010)

 

 

Week of 24 January

Tuesday 25 January

 

Dr Bill Wagstaff (remote): Director, Sheffield Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1974-95) and Director, Northern Zone of the National Blood Service (1995-98) and other roles

 

Wednesday 26 January

 

Dr John Barbara (remote): Head, Microbiology for the North London Blood Transfusion Centre (1974-95) and Lead Scientist in Microbiology for the London & South East Zone of the National Blood Service (1996-2000) and Microbiology Consultant to the National Blood Authority (2000-11)

 

Thursday 27 January

 

Professor Brian McClelland (in person): Director, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-2001) and Medical Consultant, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (2001 onwards)

 

Friday 28 January

 

Professor Brian McClelland (in person): continued

 

 

Week of 31 January

Tuesday 1 February

 

Dr Morris McClelland (remote): Deputy Director (1978-80), Director (1980-94), Medical Director and Chief Executive (1994-2009) of the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service

 

Wednesday 2 February

 

Dr Morris McClelland (remote): continued

 

Thursday 3 February
 
 
 
Thursday 3 February: Dr Vanessa Martlew (in person): Consultant Haematologist, North West Regional Transfusion Service (1984-88) and Consultant Haematologist and Director of the Mersey and North Wales Regional Transfusion Service (1988-95) and other roles
 
 
 

Friday 4 February

 

Dr Frank Boulton (in person): Deputy Director, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region Blood Transfusion Service (1982-90) and Medical Director, Wessex Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1990-95) and Consultant Haematologist, Wessex Regional Transfusion Centre of the National Blood Service (1995-2006)

 

 

Week of 7 February

Tuesday 8 February

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the Wessex Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, followed by a Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the Yorkshire Regional Blood Transfusion Centre

 

Wednesday 9 February

 

Wednesday 9 February: Dr Huw Lloyd (in person): Consultant Haematologist (1987-88) and Medical Director (1988-95), Northern Region Blood Transfusion Centre

 

Thursday 10 February

 

Dr Huw Lloyd (in person): continued

 

Friday 11 February

 

Dr Stanley Dempsey (remote): Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (1980-2008)

 

 

Indicative weeks for hearings on blood transfusion policy and practice

  • Week of 21 February

  • Week of 28 February

 

Indicative weeks for hearings on self-sufficiency and domestic production by the Blood Products Laboratory (BPL) and Protein Fractionation Centre (PFC)

  • Week of 14 March

  • Week of 21 March

  • Week of 28 March