24th August 2018

PIP, Benefits reform and requests for Letters of Support from GP’s

Need help to support your PIP application? It seems GP’s won’t help you. Some representative bodies for GP’s in Scotland are advising their GP members to […]
15th August 2018

PIP application Guidance updated to reflect ‘overwhelming’ psychological distress

As readers of previous SIBF news items will be aware, over the past few months the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been undertaking work […]
21st June 2018

Haemophiliacs’ PIP cases mistreated: DWP UK-wide review of claimants with haemarthropathy

Sarah Newton the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, has issued an information note with highlights a “systematic problem” which meant haemophiliacs with haemarthropathy have […]
21st November 2017

“Can we live out the rest of our lives with dignity?”

“Hello I’m Sean (not real name), I’m 61 years of age, I live near Glasgow and I’m a member of the Scottish Infected Blood Forum. I’ll […]
14th November 2017

Survey responses – Treatments and Lump Sums

In March, SIBF commissioned two short questionnaires asking infected and affected people of their views on the £30,000 lump sums issued under the Scottish Infected Blood […]
12th June 2017

Big Pharma and the ‘C’ word – scaremongering or careful critique?

The Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday 8th June 2017 on a new study extremely critical of the efficacy of the Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs rolled-out to […]