This event is now fully booked

A course delivered by The Royal College of Pathologists.

To be held at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham.

On October 18th 2017, this Government announced that a national system of independent medical examiners (MEs) of the cause of death will be implemented from April 2019. Further announcements in June, September and November 2018 gave more detail, including the government’s response to the public consultation, template job descriptions for MEs and ME Officers and updated e-learning modules.

This event, aimed at all interested parties, is the third of a series to support the introduction of medical examiners. Although there will inevitably be some overlap of content with the previous events in March and September 2018, there will be significant new information. This event will focus on practical implementation, particularly the appointment and training of Medical Examiners and key relationships. It will be a mixture of presentations and panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers include:

·         Jeremy Mean, Deputy Director Population Health, Department of Health and Social Care

·         Dr Aidan Fowler, National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement

·         HHJ Mark Lucraft QC, Chief Coroner

·         Mohamed Omer, Board Member, Garden of Peace Muslim Cemetery

The event will cover the following:

  • Role of the National Medical Examiner
  • Timetable for implementation
  • Appointment and role of Regional Medical Examiners
  • Training of medical examiners
  • Accountability and independence
  • Working with the Coroner
  • Working with faith communities
  • Working with bereaved families
  • How MEs will be funded from April 2019
  • Forms and data collection – update on digital support

The event will run from 9.30am (for a 10am start) until 4.30pm. A detailed programme will be sent to confirmed delegates nearer the time.

Please contact Kristen Pontello with any booking queries: meetings@rcpath.org.





To be held at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham.

Heartlands Education Centre Ltd

Heartlands Hospital                                                                               

Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS    


Further directions and transport information can be found here http://www.myhospitalmap.org.uk/Birmingham/GettingtoHeartlandsHospital.aspx