Welcome to The Skipton Fund

The Skipton Fund is a UK-wide ex gratia payment scheme to make payments to certain people who were infected with hepatitis C through treatment with NHS blood or blood products prior to September 1991 and other persons eligible for payment in accordance with the scheme's provisions.

The History of the Skipton Fund

The Skipton Fund was established on 25 March 2004 by the Department of Health (England), acting for and on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health, the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) (together "the UK health administrations"), to administer the scheme and make payments to relevant claimants on behalf of each of the UK health administrations.

Scottish Ministers have adopted the Skipton Fund as a scheme under section 28 (Infection with hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment etc) of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

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HCV Contaminated Blood Scoping Exercise in Scotland Thursday 5th June 2014

On behalf of the Scottish Government Health and Wellbeing Directorates, the Scottish Infected Blood Forum have been commissioned to manage a scoping exercise into the support needs of those infected or affected with hepatitis C through NHS treatment.  Please note that the survey is restricted to infected and affected persons in Scotland.  Those patients and families who were infected/affected by hepatitis C via a different route than NHS blood or blood products are outwith the scope of this particular exercise and should not complete the scoping survey

Although the focus of this exercise is on hepatitis C, it also addresses the effects of co-infection since there is a significant proportion of people who have faced additional challenges due to infected blood treatments.

A PDF containing further information and a copy of the survey can be downloaded and printed via the following link: http://sibf.ninedesignstudio.co.uk/index.html This link also provides address details for anybody who would like to request a copy of the survey through the post.

Alternatively the survey can be completed online via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HepC-Scoping-Exercise

If you believe you qualify for a Skipton Fund payment, you may register online now.


Frequently Asked Questions
A: To qualify for a Skipton Fund payment you must have been infected with Hepatitis C as a result of treatment from NHS blood or blood products prior to September 1991.