Shipman inquiry to investigate 466 deathsBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7296.1201/b (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1201
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
At least 466 deaths will be investigated by the public inquiry into the British serial killer GP Harold Shipman, the inquiry chairwoman, High Court judge Dame Janet Smith, announced last week.
Dame Janet said that the inquiry would try to contact relatives of a further 152 former patients, for whom death certificates were signed by Shipman but relatives raised no concerns.
Speaking to relatives of known and suspected victims of the GP at a public meeting in Manchester ahead of the start of the inquiry next month, she said she …