CORONER’S SERVICE – KEY DOCUMENTS
Notification of Death
SOLELY TO NOTIFY THE CORONERS SERVICE OF A DEATH.
IT DOES NOT REPLACE THE PROFORMA LETTER.
GENERAL PRACTITIONER’S CLINICAL SUMMARY
Clinical Summary template April 2016
Working with the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland
This covers General Information
What is a coroner? / How many coroners are in Northern Ireland? / Where are the coroners based? / How can I contact the coroners Service? / Where does the Coroners authority come from? / When and how will a death come to the attention of a coroner? / What does a coroner do when a death is reported? / What is an Inquest? What to expect at an Inquest?
Specifically for General Practitioners
What deaths need to be reported – the legal duty / Contacting a coroner – How a coroner will deal with the death / Locum GPs / Other involvement with the Coroners Service / Who should report the death? / Steps to take before reporting the death / What happens after the report is made / What to do if the death occurs outside office hours / The Coroner’s investigation