Covid-19 public hearings - module 1, week 2

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry (the Inquiry) public hearings for module 1 commenced on 13 June 2023 and will conclude on 21 July.

In a week when BBC analysis revealed the UK had one of the worst increases in death rates of major European economies during the pandemic, the Inquiry heard evidence from witnesses including David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt and Professor Sir Chris Whitty.

This briefing summarises the proceedings most relevant to NHS trusts, and is the second in the series of weekly briefings on the Inquiry’s public hearings. You can see our earlier briefings on the preliminary hearings, weekly briefings and a set of frequently asked questions on rule 9 requests we prepared with our legal partners.