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Building a picture of the culture within NHS neonatal units: Inquiry Chair extends scope of research programme

5 March 2024

Moves to deepen understanding of the culture within NHS neonatal units took a step forward this week as the Chair of the Inquiry, Lady Justice Thirlwall, announced that she was seeking feedback from staff who work within, or in connection with, neonatal units across the NHS.  The Chair has invited midwives, doctors, consultants, nurses and…

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Transcript of the Chair’s opening statement

22 November 2023

A full transcript of the Lady Justice Thirlwall’s video opening statement

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Chair invites core participant applications from interested organisations or individuals

22 November 2023

The Chair invites applications for core participant status from interested organisations and individuals

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Thirlwall Inquiry into the events at the Countess of Chester Hospital, and the implications of those events, begins work

22 November 2023

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The Government publishes the Terms of Reference for the Thirlwall Inquiry

19 October 2023

The Government published the Terms of Reference to the Thirlwall Inquiry on 19 October 2023.

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Statutory inquiry into the events at the Countess of Chester announced

4 September 2023

Lady Justice Thirlwall is announced as the chair to the statutory inquiry into the events at the Countess of Chester