Why did we commission this review?

In 2018, we commissioned this independent review to thoroughly consider how the laws of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice, following the sad and unexpected death of a patient.

This independent review is part of our wider programme of work to support the profession to deliver good care to patients. We’re committed to addressing the issues that have been raised with us about the environments in which doctors practise, and the impact of systems pressures.