Course Overview

The Chief Coroner and Judicial College  have developed this training day for all Coroners and Medical Examiners in England and Wales, with support from the National Medical Examiner and venues organised by the Royal College of Pathologists.

This is one of a series of regional events taking place between March and June this year. Delegates are strongly encouraged to attend their regional event to take advantage of this opportunity to network and establish relationships with medical examiners and coroners in their local areas. However, if you are unable to attend the event for your region, you may attend a different one.

The course will cover:

  • Understanding the role of the Medical Examiner and Coroner
  • When to refer a death to the Coroner
  • What a good MCCD looks like
  • How deaths are registered
  • How to deal with challenging situations

There will also be small group discussions, exploring scenarios where close collaboration between Medical Examiners and Coroners is essential.

Scheduled Training Dates and locations

Training for the North West of England.

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

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 West 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.

Manchester Conference Centre
To be held at the Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB