This session will provide the background to the medical examiner’s system in England and Wales, describing how the proposals came about, the implementation strategy and the timescales. The importance of independence will be discussed.
The information provided in this session will allow you, as a prospective medical examiner, to put this important document into context and understand why the medical certificate of cause of death needs to be completed conscientiously.
Module 01/Death Certification/Completion of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Part 1: Formal Section explained how to complete the formal section of the medical certificate of cause of death. This session describes how to complete the rest of the certificate.
This session will allow the doctor to consolidate the knowledge previously gained in respect to death certification and give them the opportunity to complete a number of medical certificates of cause of death (MCCDs).
This session outlines the international regulations on certification of cause of death and reporting mortality statistics. It also explains the roles of the World Health Organisation, the World Health Assembly and the UK government in relation to these regulations. In addition, it describes the development, updating and revision of the International Classification of Diseases and how this is used in mortality statistics.
This session explains the role of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in collecting and processing data from civil registration of deaths in England and Wales to produce mortality statistics that can be used at local, national and international levels for comparisons between areas and over time for all these purposes.
This session describes the end-to-end process that includes the new arrangements for the certification and confirmation of the cause of death set out in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. It also highlights how their implementation changes the previous arrangements which have been in place since 1926.
The information provided in this session will allow you, as a prospective medical examiner, to understand the roles and responsibilities of the participants in the new end-to-end process for death certification and registration.
The information provided in this session will allow you, as a prospective medical examiner, to understand the forms that need to be completed to enable a death to be certified and registered correctly.
The information provided in this session will allow you, as a prospective medical examiner, to understand the legislation on which the new process for death certification and registration is based.
Successful completion of this session will allow you to demonstrate that you have a sound understanding of the new process for death certification and registration and the key activities of the medical examiner.
This session describes the role of the medical examiner's officer, outlining the different tasks he or she undertakes in relation to gathering and preparing information for the medical examiner's scrutiny, and the nature of their communications with others.
This session outlines the role of the medical examiner’s officer in contacting the relatives of the deceased to discuss the medical cause of death and establish any concerns they may have related to this.