Medical Examiner Service
The proposed implementation of the Medical Examiner service is still most likely to happen in April 2024, although we are advised that it is now more likely to be the end rather than the beginning.
We cannot publish definitive local guidance yet until the legislation and national guidance have been finalised and published. However, to let you know what the process is likely to be like, please see our draft guidance attached.
- Annex One: Draft Death Processes and The Medical Examiner Service from April 2024
- Annex A: Flow chart of death process for GPs
- Annex B: Frequently Asked Questions.
- Annex C: Notifiable Causes of Death.
If you and/or your practice have not yet trialed the Medical Examiner service I recommend that you try it out whilst it is voluntary rather than wait for when it has gone live as a mandatory service.