The Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry has been established to investigate deaths which took place in mental health inpatient facilities across NHS Trusts in Essex between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2020.

The Inquiry will examine records, gather evidence and speak to witnesses to determine whether there were any failings in care, safety or professional standards.

It will consider the factors which led to the deaths of individual patients, the culture within the Trusts to implement recommendations to reduce deaths and the quality of any previous investigations which have taken place.

The Inquiry will make recommendations to improve patient services and reduce deaths, within NHS Trusts and across the wider NHS.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference explain the purpose and scope of the Review.

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The Inquiry Team

Profile of the team.
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Consultation on Terms of Reference

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The Next Steps

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