Date Tuesday 5th July
Time: 10:-11:00
Via Microsoft Teams

To Book – Please email and HCPA will forward the invite.

This webinar is being held to support the implementation of Medical Examiner scrutiny for non-coronial deaths in the community within the Hertfordshire and West Essex footprint.

Medical Examiners provide independent scrutiny of deaths not taken at the outset for coroner investigation. They put the bereaved at the centre of processes after the death of a patient, by giving families and next of kin an opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns. Medical Examiners carry out a proportionate review of medical records and liaise with doctors completing the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD).  Medical examiners can offer GPs and other community providers support with complex cases, administrative elements of notifications to coroners where agreed, and reduced administration.

The three Lead Medical Examiners across Hertfordshire and West Essex would like to invite you to attend this webinar to further explain the processes, requirements, and support available as well as the pilots that will be taking place ahead of the statutory requirement coming into effect from April 2023.

Welcome and purpose of webinar Mr Nicholas James, Lead Medical Examiner, East and North Herts
Overview of Medical Examiner role, including timescales Dr Rudi Swart, Lead Medical Examiner, West Essex
How Medical Examiners can benefit and support community providers including primary care Mr Nicholas James, Lead Medical Examiner, East and North Herts
The practicalities of completing an MCCD with a Medical Examiner department Dr Anna Wood, Lead Medical Examiner, West Herts
Feedback from practices or community providers based on current pilots Led by Dr Trevor Fernandes, West Herts GP

For any further queries, please contact Rosie Connolly, ICS Associate Director Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, at


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