Dear Wendy,

I am writing to let you know that from today, you can submit written evidence to my UK-wide independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide. I’d be grateful for your views, which you can share via a dedicated online questionnaire until 27 July 2018.

The questions are grouped together by theme, so it’s easy to find the areas that are relevant to you and your experience:

  • What people perceive to be ‘criminal acts’ by doctors
  • The experience of patients and their families
  • Processes leading up to a criminal investigation
  • Inquiries by a coroner or procurator fiscal
  • Police investigations and decisions to prosecute
  • The professional regulatory process

You can answer as many, or as few, questions as you would like – but you don’t have to complete them all. At the end of the questionnaire you will also have an opportunity to share your views on any other issues relevant to the review, which haven’t been covered already.

Future engagement activities

In addition to this call for written evidence, I will be running a number of listening events for individuals and stakeholder organisations in September and October. This includes specific events for trainees. These will be held in venues in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. I will share more details on these in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can register your interest in attending one of these sessions by emailing

Please share this update

My working group and I are committed to using a wide range of methods to gather views from individuals and organisations from across the UK, especially doctors and trainees on the frontline; organisations representing the medical profession; employers; educators and patient organisations. All of the feedback we receive will provide valuable evidence to help inform my review.

As well as sharing your own views, I would really value your help in communicating this call for evidence – and our plans for future listening events – to your members, colleagues and other relevant contacts who might like to take part.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Clare Marx


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