Updated Guidance on Coroner Reports

21st November 2019 | Guidance

On Tuesday 1 October 2019, a set of regulations requiring medical practitioners to report certain deaths to the coroner came into force in England and Wales to standardise what is required when reporting a death.

As a consequence of these regulations, guidance to doctors on completing cremation forms has been updated.

You can find the doctors forms here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/medical-practitioners-guidance-on-completing-cremation-forms

With their updated guidance here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/1112/made

Forms for Medical Referees has also been updated here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crematorium-medical-referees-guidance-on-cremation-forms

With their updated guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notification-of-deaths-regulations-2019-guidance

The Chief Coroner has also issued guidance to coroners on the new regulations here: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Guidance-No.-31-Death-Referrals-and-Medical-Examiners.pdf

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