Alan Jenkins in final Gosport War Memorial Hospital inquest
The final inquest into the death of a patient at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital has just concluded. Alan Jenkins was first instructed in 2001, on behalf of Dr Jane Barton, a GP and clinical assistant at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, when a police investigation had commenced into the circumstances in which patients had died at the hospital during the 1990’s. The investigation, which lasted 5 years, went on to consider the deaths of 92 patients, and specifically with regard to Dr Barton’s role in prescribing opiate drugs, but no criminal charges were brought. Alan Jenkins appeared for Dr Barton in a lengthy inquest in 2009 into the deaths of 10 of those patients, and he subsequently acted in a General Medical Council Fitness to Practice hearing during 2009 and 2010.