FOI 5814- Medical examiners

Date: 18 November 2019 to 18 November 2022

  1. The number of medical examiners at the Trust in 2019;
  2. Future plans to appoint medical examiners.

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/establishing-medical-examiner-system-nhs/#h2-introduction-to-the-medical-examiner-system

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5814
  • Category:
    Staff - Contracts
  • Response:

    The number of medical examiners at the Trust in 2019; Zero

    Future plans to appoint medical examiners – The business case has been approved, the Trust have guaranteed funding from central government and intend to advertise the posts this month. Once established the medical examiners will support the doctors completing the medical certificate cause of death (MCCD) but they will not do the MCCD themselves (this has to be completed by a doctor who has attended the deceased during their final illness).