Revised Cremation Forms Guidance

Revised Cremation Forms Guidance

The Ministry of Justice has issued revised guidance for medical practitioners and medical referees regarding the completion of cremation forms. A copy of the guidance for medical practitioners can be found here. A copy of the guidance for medical referees can be found here. The new guidance removes the requirement in some Coroner's areas for deaths within 24 hours of admission to a hospital to be reported to the Coroner - there is no requirement in law for a death to be reported to a Coroner on the basis that it occurred within a certain period of time after admission to hospital.