About the Lampard Inquiry

The Lampard Inquiry is a statutory inquiry investigating mental health inpatient deaths in Essex. It is chaired by Baroness Kate Lampard CBE. You can read more about Baroness Lampard here.

The Lampard Inquiry continues the work of the Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry. On 27 October 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care issued a formal notice of conversion, confirming the Inquiry’s statutory status. 

On 1 November 2023, Baroness Lampard launched a public consultation on the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference. This closed on 28 November 2023.

Baroness Lampard conducted a review of all responses from the consultation and sent her recommendations on the Terms of Reference to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The final Terms of Reference were published on 10 April 2024. You can read these here. You can also read Frequently Asked Questions on the Terms of Reference here.