The Death Certification Reforms Legislation – implications for the Medical Examiner system online information-sharing event is aimed at anyone working in or with the medical examiner system in England and Wales and will cover the introduction of the statutory medical examiner system and the new death certification process from April 2024.

This event will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Programme to be circulated nearer the time.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Alan Fletcher, National Medical Examiner
  • William Vineall, Director of NHS Quality, Safety and Investigations, DHSC
  • Representatives of the Chief Coroner
  • Representatives of Welsh Government and the Wales ME Service
  • Representatives of the Ministry of Justice
  • Representatives of the General Register Office
  • Medical Examiner representatives of the RCPath ME Committee

Topics to be covered include:

  • The new Medical Certificates of Cause of Death
  • Changes to cremation forms and the role of the Crematorium Medical Referee
  • Implications for Medical Examiner offices
  • Changes to death registration
  • Changes to the role of the Coroner

The event is open to anyone working in the sector. There is a nominal £10 registration charge, with all other costs being covered by the Royal College of Pathologists. This event in non-refundable. 



This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website.

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting.