Responding to the government's announcement that the Lucy Letby inquiry will become statutory, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said:
“NHS leaders will welcome the announcement of the inquiry into what happened in Chester and that it will be on a statutory basis. It’s vital that lessons are learnt by the NHS, its regulators, clinicians and leaders.
“There are of course a series of questions that are being raised by the events in Chester and the inquiry will be best placed to establish the facts of these events and to draw conclusions and recommendations for the Trust and the wider NHS.
“NHS leaders will support the work of the inquiry in whatever way they can.”