Week thirty seven (28 Nov to 1 Dec 2011) - closing submissions

Monday 28 November 2011

  • Amanda Pollard
  • Kay Sheldon

On Monday 28 November 2011, the Inquiry heard evidence from Amanda Pollard, an inspector at the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  This was followed by evidence from Kay Sheldon, a non-executive director of the CQC.

The CQC has also made the following submissions in response to the statements of today's witnesses:

CQC submissions

Further submission on the evidence of Amanda Pollard

Supporting documents from the CQC

The Chairman's restriction notice 8 in relation to the evidence of these witnesses is available in the 'key documents' section of this website.

Tuesday 29 November 2011


On Tuesday 29 November 2011, the Inquiry heard closing submissions from Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the Department of Health.  The Royal College of Physicians provided a written closing submission, without making an oral submission, and their written submission is also available above.

Thursday 1 December 2011

  • Tom Kark QC - Counsel to the Inquiry

On Thursday 1 December 2011, the Inquiry heard the closing submission from Tom Kark QC, counsel to the Inquiry.  This was followed by some closing remarks from the Chairman.

Counsel to the Inquiry's written closing submissions were provided to the Chairman on 9 December 2011 and are available at the link below:

Counsel to the Inquiry's written closing submissions