Penrose Inquiry: final report to be published on 25 March

The final report of the Penrose Inquiry will be published on Wednesday 25 March.  This is the public inquiry into the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in Scotland became infected with hepatitis C, HIV, or both, through use of blood or blood products.  Further information about the inquiry is available at http://www.penroseinquiry.org.uk/  

If you have concerns about yourself or others following publication of the report and wish to get tested for blood-borne viruses, please make an appointment either with your general practitioner (GP), or with the blood-borne virus testing and counselling clinic at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital,

Tel: 0131 537 2864 (nurses) or 0131 537 2820 (reception 9am - 5pm, Monday-Thursday; 9am - 2.30pm Fridays).

The testing and counselling clinic at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit will offer you an appointment at the Western General Hospital, Ward 41. Same-day testing can be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

You can also get information and support from:

C Plus: information and support for people affected by Hepatitis C infection. Tel: 0131 478 7929 or mobile: 07435 787 430 or 07760 755 513.

Waverley Care:  information and support for people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C infection. Tel: 0131 558 1425.

Haemophilia Scotland: information and support for people affected by bleeding disorders.  http://haemophiliascotland.org/   Tel 0131 524 7286.

General information about blood-borne viruses is available from the following websites:

Hepatitis Scotland http://www.hepatitisscotlandc.org.uk/home.aspx

HIV Scotland http://www.hivscotland.com/

20/03/2015