Inquiry announces timetable for its next tranche of Health and Social Care Impact Hearings from 12-15 March and 19-22 March

The provisional timetable for the Inquiry's Health and Social Care Impact Hearings is as follows: 

Week one 

Tuesday 12 March
  • Individual impact statements from members of Scottish Covid Bereaved 
Wednesday 13 March 
  • Long Covid Scotland
  • Kidney Care UK 
Thursday 14 March 
  • Down’s Syndrome Scotland
  • Cerebral Palsy Scotland
  • Royal College of GPs 
Friday 15 March 
  • AMMA Birth Companions
  • Refugees 4 Justice
  • Maryhill Integration Network 


Week two

Tuesday 19 March 
  • Children in Scotland
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Children’s Hospices Across Scotland
  • Hospices UK 
Wednesday 20 March 
  • Royal College of Nursing 
Thursday 21 March 
  • Intensive Care Society
  • British Medical Association Scotland 
Friday 22 March 
  • Scottish Care 


Information about individual witnesses appearing at the hearings from 19-22 March will be published on 15 March. Thereafter, weekly witness schedules will ordinarily be published one week in advance. 

Up until Easter, Lord Brailsford will primarily chair the hearings remotely. 

Anyone wishing to attend a hearing in person must request a place in advance. Requests can be made by email to  

For those not attending in person, proceedings can be watched on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, which also has videos of all the Inquiry’s previous hearings. Live broadcasts will also be available on the homepage of the Inquiry website and remain there as a recording until the following hearing. 

Sessions will usually start at 9.45am and finish at 4.15pm, and daily timetables are published on the Hearings page. Please check the Inquiry’s social media account on X (formerly Twitter) for live updates on session start and break times.  

Further guidance for witnesses and attendees is available on the Information for Witnesses and Attendees page. 

Media enquiries should be directed to

The Inquiry is committed to being trauma-informed and person-centred and welcomes feedback in relation to attendance at hearings. Any queries or feedback can be sent to