Welcome to the Independent Neurology Inquiry website

The establishment of an Independent Inquiry was announced by the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health in May 2018.  The Minister for Health, Robin Swann, converted the Independent Neurology Inquiry to a Statutory Public Inquiry on the 11th December 2020.

The Inquiry Panel will carry out an independent statutory inquiry of an inquisitorial nature.

The attached Statement from the Inquiry Chairman in relation to the conversion of the Inquiry from a Non-Statutory Public Inquiry to a Statutory Public Inquiry, along with the Inquiry Restriction Order.  The Inquiry has also issued correspondence to the Patient Client Council in relation to the Inquiry conversion.

The report of the Independent Neurology Inquiry was published on the 21st June 2022, and is available to download below:

Volume 1

Volume 2 (Revised on 28th June 2022)

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5 (Revised on 27th June 2022)

The Inquiry has published a table, available here, detailing the changes in the volumes above which are noted as having been revised.

Mr Brett Lockhart QC, the Inquiry Chairperson, delivered a statement on the 21st June 2022. Click below to view the statement.

View Chairperson's statement

To contact the Inquiry please email info@neurologyinquiry.org.uk or telephone 028 9025 1133.

Link to the Independent Neurology Inquiry Revised Terms of Reference Revised Independent Neurology Inquiry Terms of Reference 11 December 2020 (PDF 44 KB) 



  • Panel meeting 22 October 2021
  • Panel Meeting 7 October 2021
  • Panel meeting 7 July 2021
  • Panel meeting 8 June 2021
  • Panel meeting 25 May 2021