Updated Sept 21: SHORT PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE COMPLETION OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OF CAUSE OF DEATH AND FORM CREMATION 4
The LMC has produced a short practical guide for the completion of medical certificates of cause of death and form cremation 4 for LLR GPs. This has been agreed by Professor C Mason (Senior Coroner, Leicester City and Leicestershire South) and Mr T H Kirkman (Senior Coroner, Leicestershire North and Rutland). We recommend that you keep a copy in your MCCD book for easy reference.
LLR LMC has been made aware that the Registrars currently have to return an increased number of MCCDs to GPs due to minor errors. The commonest issues are that either not all questions have been answered, or the photo emailed does not include the whole of both sides of the MCCDs. This creates more work for the Registrars and practices, and can delay the registration of death.
Updated September 2021
On behalf of the crematorium administrative staff and medical referees at Gilroes, please find attached letter and guidance to help ensure correct completion of Crem 4 forms.
They receive a lot of forms where N/A is written in questions 6,7 and 8 without going onto clarify details of the patient illness and other doctors involved in patient care/ death certification in question 9.
This results in the admin staff having to contact the certifying doctor for clarification which, in turn, can cause delay or postponement of cremation services.