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The Medical Examiner Service
A Practical Guide for England and Wales

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ISBN 9781032004198
March 29, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
300 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a practical guide for all those working in or with Medical Examiner Services in England and Wales. It is an adjunct to the e-learning and face-to-face training required to fulfil the Medical Examiner and Medical Examiner Officer roles.

Medical Examiner Services also work closely with a wide range of stakeholders including bereavement and mortuary teams, Coroners and their Officers, Registrars, Funeral Directors and those working in clinical governance and patient safety. This book provides an essential overview of all aspects of the Medical Examiner system for anyone working in these areas, or in any aspect of the support and management of the deceased and bereaved.

  • A concise guide including the knowledge base required to develop and run a Medical Examiner Service
  • Content is completely aligned with required training
  • Written by those with direct experience of establishing and working with Medical Examiner Services
  • Relevant to a wide range of stakeholders who work with patients and the bereaved

Table of Contents

  1. Background to the Medical Examiner Service in England & Wales
  2. J P J and Suzy L, Jason Shannon

  3. The Medical Examiner Service in England & Wales: Structure
  4. J P J and Suzy L, Jason Shannon

  5. The Role of the Regional Medical Examiner and Regional Medical Examiner Officer
  6. Ellen Makings

  7. The Role of the Medical Examiner
  8. Golda Shelley-Fraser

  9. The Role of the Medical Examiner Officer
  10. Daisy Shale & Louise Parapanos

  11. Completing a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  12. Suzy Lishman & JPJ

  13. Basics of Law for Medical Examiners & Medical Examiner Officers
  14. Nigel Callaghan, Gabriel Callaghan

  15. Role of the Bereavement Service
  16. Mary Hepple

  17. The Role of the Registration Officer (Registrar)
  18. Deborah Smith

  19. Role of the Coroner
  20. Paul Marks

  21. Relationship with Mortality Governance
  22. Dr Berenice Lopez

  23. The Medical Examiner Service in the Community
  24. Katie Ann Carpenter

  25. The Medical Examiner Service and Child Death Reviews
  26. Nigel L Kennea

  27. Law & Procedures Related to Burial & Cremation
  28. Nigel Callaghan, Gabriel Callaghan

  29. Faith Implications of the Medical Examiner System
  30. Mohammed Omer and Daniel Elton

  31. The Funeral Director and the Medical Examiner
  32. Brian Parsons

  33. The Role of the Mortuary
  34. Lee Gibbs and John Pitchers

  35. The Medical Reviewer System in Scotland

C George M Fernie


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Jason Payne-James (co-editor) Lead Medical Examiner, Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals University Trust Specialist in Forensic & Legal Medicine Past-President, Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians Honorary Clinical Professor, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Suzy Lishman (co-editor) Lead Medical Examiner, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Histopathologist, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust Chair – Medical Examiners’ Committee – Royal College of Pathologists Past-President, Royal College of Pathologists Author – RCPath – Cause of Death List