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The government has announced reforms to payments supporting people who received infected blood during NHS treatment in the 1970s & 1980s.  The DH published its response to the recent consultation on infected blood support and the special category mechanism on 28 September 2017.

As part of this response, the government announced new payment ‘uplifts’ and a new special category mechanism (SCM) to improve financial support for those affected by the infected blood tragedy of the 1970s and 1980s.  At least 2,400 people died and thousands more were exposed to Hepatitis C and HIV, with life-changing consequences, as a result of receiving infected blood.
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