“The LMC has been contacted by constituents saying they would like to receive inquest reports for audit or CPD purposes. We have discussed this with the Senior Coroners, who advise that in the past when they have sent these to practices, they have been returned to the Coroner with a note saying that the patient is no longer registered.
We have agreed with the Senior Coroners that when writing to practices for a practice report regarding a death they are investigating they will ask whether the practice wishes to receive a copy of the report. Otherwise a practice can contact the coroner and ask for a copy of the report separately.
Please ensure that your administrators are aware not to return any report to the coroner.”