The Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry will review the care and treatment pathways and the circumstances and practices surrounding the deaths of mental health inpatients.
The Inquiry will investigate the deaths which took place in mental health inpatient facilities across NHS Trusts in Essex between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2020. It will draw conclusions in relation to the safety and quality of care provided locally and nationally to mental health inpatients.
The Inquiry intends to publish a report in spring 2023. The Inquiry will provide regular updates on its progress and may highlight matters requiring urgent attention.
Update 12 January 2023: following the Chair’s announcement, the Inquiry is no longer expecting to publish a full report in Spring 2023. The Chair will provide an updated timeline as soon as she is able.
The issues the Inquiry will consider are: