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Update on Core Participation applications and upcoming public hearings

Outcomes of Core Participation applications The Lampard Inquiry received around 100 applications for Core Participant status.  We are grateful to everyone who submitted an application.  The Chair and the Inquiry team have now considered all applications and will be communicating the decisions to each applicant over the coming days. A list of all the Core […]

Chair of the Lampard Inquiry invites initial applications for Core Participant status

Baroness Kate Lampard CBE, the Chair of a statutory public inquiry investigating mental health inpatient deaths in Essex, has today opened the application process for Core Participant status. The Lampard Inquiry is investigating mental health inpatient deaths in Essex between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2023. A Core Participant is someone who plays a […]

Core Participant Applications to open on Monday 22 April

The Chair, Baroness Lampard, will open the initial application process for Core Participant status at 2pm on Monday 22 April.  The initial application window will be open for 4 weeks until midnight on Monday 20 May. A Core Participant is a person, organisation or entity granted special status during an inquiry. Core Participants should have […]

Terms of Reference Publication

On 10 April 2024, the final Terms of Reference were published. The Terms of Reference were finalised after a 4-week public consultation, open from 1 November 2023 until 28 November 2023. Baroness Lampard conducted a review of all responses from the consultation before sending her recommendations on the Terms of Reference to government. The Terms […]

Update from the Chair on the Terms of Reference

Baroness Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of the Inquiry, has published the below update on the Terms of Reference. As Chair of the Inquiry, I ran a public consultation on the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference between 1 – 28 November 2023. Following a thorough review of all consultation responses, I sent my proposed Terms of Reference […]

Update on the Terms of Reference

Following the public consultation process, the Chair of the Inquiry, Baroness Lampard, sent her proposed Terms of Reference to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in mid December 2023. The Inquiry is currently waiting to receive the final Terms of Reference as set by the Minister. As soon as these have been […]

Closure of the Terms of Reference consultation

As of today, the public consultation on the Terms of Reference is now closed. We would like to thank all who have contributed to the consultation. The Inquiry’s Chair, Baroness Lampard, will now review the contributions and finalise her recommendations for any amendments to the Terms of Reference. Baroness Lampard intends to send her recommendations […]

Public consultation on the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference

On 1 November 2023, Baroness Lampard launched a public consultation on the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference. This will run for 4 weeks, and close on 28 November 2023. Baroness Lampard released the following press statement, formally launching the Lampard Inquiry and opening a public consultation on its Terms of Reference. You can download a copy […]

Inquiry Press Release

Independent Inquiry launches consultation with families into Essex mental health deaths26 May 2021: The families of people who died while receiving inpatient mental health treatment at three Essex hospital trusts are being invited to get in touch with the independent inquiry set up to look into the circumstances of their deaths. The families and others affected […]