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Gosport Independent Panel

Chapter 12: Summary and conclusions

Completion of the Panel’s Terms of Reference


The Panel understands the further deep anger and frustration of the families that none of the investigations effectively revealed the truth of what had happened. The Panel has listened to the families and the documents now disclosed enable that truth to emerge.


Nothing in this Report can restore to the families their loved ones whose lives were shortened. With this Report and an online archive of documentation, the Panel has completed its Terms of Reference. The Panel now calls upon the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the relevant investigative authorities to recognise the significance of what is revealed by the documentation in this Report and to act accordingly.

June 2018