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This section contains the reports of the Inquiry. Click on the report name to read that report.

FIRST REPORT
Death Disguised
published 19 July 2002
In the Inquiry's First Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE, considered how many patients Shipman killed, the means employed and the period over which the killings took place.
 
SECOND REPORT
The Police Investigation of March 1998
published 14 July 2003
Command Paper Cm 5853
In the Inquiry's Second Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE, examined the conduct of the police investigation into Shipman that took place in March 1998 and failed to uncover his crimes.
 
THIRD REPORT
Death Certification and the Investigation of Deaths by Coroners
published 14 July 2003
Command Paper Cm 5854
In the Inquiry's Third Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE, considered the present system for death and cremation certification and for the investigation of deaths by coroners, together with the conduct of those who had operated those systems in the aftermath of the deaths of Shipman's victims. She has made recommendations for change based on her findings.
 
FOURTH REPORT
The Regulation of Controlled Drugs in the Community
published 15 July 2004
Command Paper Cm 6249
In the Inquiry’s Fourth Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE, considered the systems for the management and regulation of controlled drugs, together with the conduct of those who operated those systems. She has made recommendations for change based upon her findings.
 
FIFTH REPORT
Safeguarding Patients: Lessons from the Past - Proposals for the Future
published 9 December 2004
Command Paper Cm 6394
In the Inquiry’s Fifth Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE, considered the handling of complaints against general practitioners (GPs), the raising of concerns about GPs, General Medical Council procedures and its proposal for revalidation of doctors. She has made recommendations for change based upon her findings.
 
SIXTH REPORT
Shipman: The Final Report
published 27 January 2005
In the Inquiry's Sixth and final Report, the Chairman, Dame Janet Smith DBE considered how many patients Shipman killed during his career as a junior doctor at Pontefract General Infirmary between 1970 and 1974. She also considered a small number of cases from Shipman's time in Hyde, which the Inquiry became aware of after the publication of the First Report. She also considered the claims by a former inmate at HMP Preston regarding alleged claims by Shipman about the number of patients he had killed.



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