Course Overview

Programme Overview
I am delighted that the Royal College of Pathologists is providing its support for this joint training for all coroners and medical examiners (MEs) currently in post. With a working party comprising coroners and Dr Suzy Lishman CBE a programme has been put together to seek to ensure that the aims of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 continue to be met. The College has been instrumental in the provision of accommodation and oversight of the materials that are being used.      

The training will be delivered from March through June 2020. The objective of the course is to assist all coroners and medical examiners to understand each other’s roles, consider together what an unnatural death might look like and when deaths need to be referred to a coroner,  to think about what a good MCCD looks like, how deaths are registered with reference to the GRO guidelines and consider bereavement and its impact on the family and how to deal with difficult situations. Presentations will be made by coroners and by MEs.

We aim to deliver the courses regionally for coroners and MEs. Practitioners will have the option to attend an event of their choosing but are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to network and establish relationships with fellow medical examiners and coroners in their respective areas. 

I am pleased that this event is supported by both me as Chief Coroner, and also by Alan Fletcher, the National Medical Examiner.

Aim
The aim of this course is to provide delegates with an understanding of the Medical Examiner system; an understanding of how Medical Examiners/Medical Examiners Officers will work with Coroners/Coroners Officers, and consideration of what is an unnatural/natural death. 

Learning Outcomes
This training will cover:     
•    An over view of the Coroner and Medical examiner roles
•    When cases should be referred to the coroner
•    When is a death unnatural
•    Communication between the Coroner and the ME, what information is required?
•    What does a good MCCD look like
•    Registering deaths and the new GRO list
•    Communication and bereavement and looking after ourselves.
 

 

 

 

Scheduled Training Dates and locations

Training for the North East of England

Scheduled Training Dates and locations
25th March 2020 - South East England (RCPath)      
   17th April 2020 - East of England (RCPath)      
   30th April 2020 - South West of England (RCPath)           
     4th May 2020 - London (RCPath)       
   15th May 2020 - Wales (Cardiff Life Sciences Hub)     
  22nd May 2020 - North West (Manchester )     
  19th June 2020 - Midlands (Birmingham )
  24th June 2020 - North East (Leeds )   

Practitioners will have the option to attend an event of their choosing but are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to network and establish relationships with fellow medical examiners and coroners in their respective areas. 

Programme

Final programme to be confirmed

Programme
    9.00 - 9.30    Registration 
    9.30 - 9.35    Welcome and Introduction 
    9.35 - 9.55    Role of the Medical Examiner (ME)
  9.55 - 10.40    Syndicate group 1– When does a case need to be referred to the Coroner?
10.40 - 10.55    Plenary for Syndicate 1                
10.55 - 11.10    Refreshments
11.10 - 11.30    Role of the Coroner 
11.30 - 12.15    Syndicate group 2 – what is an unnatural death?
12.15 - 12.30    Plenary for syndicate 2
12.30 - 13.15    Lunch
13.15 - 13.35    Communication and information sharing
13.35 - 14.05    Syndicate group 3 - What does a good MCCD look like?
14.15 - 14.45    Registering a death and the GRO list        
14.45 - 15.00    Refreshments
15.00 - 15.15    Role of the Medical Examiner Officer (MEO)         
15.15 - 15.45    Syndicate 4 – Communication with bereaved families
15.45 - 16.00    Q&A – Panel 
16.00                End of training

Chief Coroner
HHJ Mark Lucraft QC

National Medical Examiner
Dr Alan Fletcher

Course Director
Ms Louise Hunt                   Senior Coroner, Birmingham & Solihull
Ms Kally Cheema                Senior Coroner, Cumbria
Dr Leslie Hamilton               Assistant Coroner, County Durham and Darlington
Mr James Healey Pratt        Assistant Coroner, East and West Sussex

Guest Speaker to be announced

Registration Fees and Important Information

COURSE FEE
The discounted fee for this training is £100 for all attendees. This includes RCPath Members, concessional and non-members. 

IMPORTANT
This training is for Coroners and Medical Examiners only who have completed all ME training (E-Learning and face to face training). There is limited availability at each event, so book early to avoid disappointment.

INVOICE REQUESTS
Invoices will not be processed within a month of an event. All invoices must be paid at least a week before the event to confirm your place.  

CANCELLATIONS
Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled one working week before the event. Attendees requesting a change of date will be advised to book a new place and cancel their current place, with the above administration charge of £20 applying.

Location - North East of England

Practitioners are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to network and establish relationships with fellow medical examiners and coroners in their respective areas.

Horizon Leeds
To be held at Horizon Leeds, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds LS10 1JR. For further details on how to get to the venue please view their website