There was widespread public concern, and many people who had lost relatives needed reassurance. Alan Johnson arranged for a case note review which was set up to allow families to go through case notes with a specialist, to find out what they could see about the deaths.
It had been anticipated that this exercise might give an indication of the true number of “unnecessary deaths”, but the Doctor assigned to this task makes it clear that this was not possible. After a lot of press coverage designed to reach as many people as possible around 120 people eventually came forward for this service.
Some of these were people who had lost family members In difficult circumstances as much as 10 years previously.
He are my impressions of the Evidence given to the Inquiry.
Tom Kark notes in his final submission that the Dr was asked the question how many of these cases were people were excess deaths. He thought that there was a possibility that one may have been.