Medical Examiners Independent review of all non-coronial deaths from April 2024 and Death Certification Reforms


The Department of Health and Social Care has published regulations for the statutory medical examiner system.

From April 2024, all deaths will be independently reviewed by either a medical examiner or a coroner.
The changes include a new Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, and it will no longer be necessary for the attending doctor to have seen the deceased 28 days before death.

Find more information by listening to podcasts from the National Medical Examiner and medical examiners and GPs working together.

Please be aware the process may take longer.

Published: Mar 1, 2024