Please note that this event is now fully booked.

Some people may cancel their attendance to the event on 22nd March, please email us if you can attend at short notice and we will contact you to attend.

If there is enough interest, we may rerun this event in the future,  email us your interest and we'll contact you if a new date is set.


9.30am Arrival and refreshments

10.00am Welcome - Dr Suzy Lishman, The Royal College of Pathologists

10.10am Background: Death certification reform - Jeremy Mean, Deputy Director Health Ethics, Department of Health

10.20am Background: Learning from deaths (LfD) - Mrs Celia Ingham Clark, Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness, NHS England Interim NHS National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement

10.50am Learning from the pilot schemes and aligning with LfD - Dr Alan Fletcher, Sheffield Pilot Medical Examiner, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Medical Examiner Committee

11.20am The Wales Experience - Dr Jason Shannon, National Clinical Lead for Mortality Review in Wales and Senior responsible Officer for Medical Examiner Implementation in Wales

11.50am Panel discussion

12.30pm Lunch

1.10pm The Leicester Experience - Professor Peter Furness, Royal College of Pathologists’ Senior Advisor on Medical Examiners, Leicester Medical Examiner

1.40pm The Brighton Experience - Dr Mark Howard, Lead Medical Examiner for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

2.40pm Panel discussion

3.40pm Closing remarks - Dr Suzy Lishman, The Royal College of Pathologists

4.00pm Event close


To be held at The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE