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About the 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.

Following her review of the responses from the consultation, Baroness Lampard intends to send her recommendations on any amendments to the Terms of Reference to government ahead of the Christmas parliamentary recess so that the final Terms of Reference can be published in the New Year. These will also be published on the Inquiry’s website.