Financial assistance for those living with Hepatitis C as a result
of NHS treatment using contaminated blood or tissue

The Caxton Foundation (Caxton) is a registered charity that was set up in 2011 by the British Government to provide financial and other assistance to individuals who have been infected with the Hepatitis C virus as a consequence of receiving NHS treatment using contaminated blood, blood products or tissue. Caxton is funded solely by the Department of Health but as a charity is run by a board independent of the Department.

From 1 November 2017 the Caxton Foundation will no longer provide support to those infected with Hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood, and their families.

From 1 November 2017 support will be provided by a separate governmental organisation in each of the four UK countries, depending on where an individual was infected:


England:   NHS Business Services Authority

Tel:  0300 330 1294



Wales:  Velindre NHS Trust

Tel: 02920 902280




Northern Ireland:  Northern Ireland Regional Business Services Organisation

Tel:  02895 363817 



Scotland - support for those infected in Scotland has been provided by NHS National Services Scotland since 1 April 2017

Tel:  0131 275 6754



The Caxton Foundation will remain open with significantly fewer staff to process final grants awarded before 1 November 2017 but not paid.  If you have an outstanding query regarding previous support, please contact , telephone 020 7808 1175 .  For any other queries, including regarding support from 1 November, please contact the relevant organisation in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland listed above.


The Caxton Foundation    Alliance House    12 Caxton Street    London    SW1H 0QS
Registered Charity Number 1142529