CORONER’S SERVICE – KEY DOCUMENTS

Notification of Death

SOLELY TO NOTIFY THE CORONERS SERVICE OF A DEATH.

IT DOES NOT REPLACE THE PROFORMA LETTER.

Death-Reporting-GPs

GENERAL PRACTITIONER’S CLINICAL SUMMARY

Clinical Summary template April 2016

Coroner’s ProForma

Coroners ProForma

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

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