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An introduction to coroners' inquiries and your duties as a doctor.
Coroners' inquires and fatal accident inquiries exist to establish the facts of a death, but criticism at an inquest can have consequences for doctors.
A GP, who had forgot to attach a patient’s medical history as part of an urgent referral, contacted the MDU for help following criticism during a coroner’s inquest.
The medical examiner system is now expanding out from acute trusts to include community settings, including GP practices.
This guide will help foundation doctors respond to a request from the coroner for a statement.
Understanding your role and responsibilities when attending a coroner's inquest.
It's common for coroners to ask clinicians involved in the care of a deceased patient for a report. Here are some principles that will help you.
An overview of the coroner's role in the Republic of Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.
Dr Michael Devlin explains how medical examiners play a vital role in the process of scrutinising patient deaths.