A narrative conclusion has been returned in the inquest into the death of Dr Malcolm Dixon

1 December 2021

A narrative conclusion has been returned in the inquest into the death of Dr Malcolm Dixon who died at The Priory, Altrincham. The inquest found that the Priory had, on the balance of probabilities, pre-populated observation sheets with the times of checks to give a “misleading flavour of authenticity”.

The coroner recognised the very real risk of future deaths in mental health settings in circumstances which arrive where times in records and, particularly observation records, cannot be relied upon. The Coroner made a Prevention of Future Death report which will go to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

The family of Dr Malcolm Dixon were represented by Christian Weaver of Garden Court North’s Inquests & Public Inquiries team, instructed by Lucie Boase of Broudie Jackson Canter solicitors

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