This is the website for the Scottish Public Inquiry into Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland with blood and blood products. It was set up by Scottish Ministers under the Inquiries Act 2005. It was announced by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on 23 April 2008. The Rt Hon Lord Penrose is the Chairman of the Inquiry.

Terms of reference

To view the Inquiry's terms of reference click here

To see the video of Lord Penrose's statement delivered at the Final Report launch event on 25 March 2015, please click the play button below.

The Right Honourable Lord Penrose


The Penrose Inquiry is now closed and a breakdown of the costs of the Inquiry has been published on this website.

Penrose Inquiry - Publication of Costs [PDF - 39Kb]

Any questions about the Scottish Government’s response to the Final Report should be addressed to the Scottish Government’s Public Health Division. Please contact:

Robert Girvan
Health Protection: Blood Policy
3E St Andrew's House
Tel. 0131 244 6913

Publication of Final Report

The Final Report of the Penrose Inquiry was published on 25 March 2015. You can read the report in full here:
Penrose Inquiry Final Report

The Executive Summary can be viewed here:

Executive Summary [PDF - 197Kb]

Lord Penrose's statement on the publication of the Final Report can be found here: Lord Penrose's statement [PDF - 119Kb]

If you would like to request a copy of the Final Report, Executive Summary or DVD of the full report, please contact us at

Facts and Figures

Key facts and figures about the Penrose Inquiry can be found here: Facts and Figures document - March 2015 [PDF - 51Kb]

Website last updated 13 November 2015