Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry
About the inquiry
The Essex Mental Health Inquiry will be chaired by Dr Geraldine Strathdee. It will review inpatient mental health deaths from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2020 at the former North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP), the former South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) and EPUT, which took over following the merger in 2017.
On 10 November, the Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry announced its first call for evidence.
It invites families, friends and carers of inpatients who died across NHS Trusts in Essex between 2000 and 2020 to share any information they feel is relevant to the inquiry. Anyone else with experience of inpatient mental health care in Essex between these dates is also able to give evidence.
Full details about how to contact the Inquiry Team can be found on the Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry website.
Terms of Reference
The Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry published its Terms of Reference on 24 August 2021.
The Terms of Reference explain the purpose and scope of the review. They were published following a ten-week public consultation where families and others affected were invited to share their views on what they would like to be considered as part of the Inquiry.
More information about the inquiry can be found on the Essex Mental Health Independent Inquiry website.