22 Feb 2022 - North East and Yorkshire, North West


The relationship between Medical Examiners services and their local Coroners is vitally important, as highlighted at the ME training day. This event is an opportunity to consolidate understanding of topics including when to notify the Coroner and what constitutes an unnatural death, and will be attended by both MEs and Coroners. 

One of the aims is to facilitate networking between local MEs and Coroners, and so each event is focussed on a single coronial region. Please try to attend the event for your region where possible. However, we appreciate that this is not always possible and you can attend any of the events if you wish.

  • 13 Jan 2022 - Midlands
  • 27 Jan 2022 - East of England, South East and London
  • 22 Feb 2022 - North East and Yorkshire, North West
  • 10 Mar 2022 - South West
  • 29 Mar 2022 - Wales

This event is aimed at doctors currently working as Medical Examiners and is open to Medical Examiners and Coroners only. If you are neither but would still like to attend, please contact [email protected].

The day will run from 9am to 3.45pm and has been developed along similar lines to the ME face-to-face training day, with a mixture of short talks and breakout groups with discussion of challenging scenarios. There will inevitably be some revision of basic concepts to ensure that both MEs and Coroners understand each others' roles, but we hope that the scenario discussions in particular will build on previous learning.

Registration Fees

RCPath Member: £50

Non-member: £100

Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations including changing of dates. Payments are not transferrable, to change date you will be required to cancel your place and rebook onto the new date. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event

Provisional Programme
  • 09.00   Registration and housekeeping 
  • 09.15   Welcome from the Course Directors   
  • 09.30   Chief Coroner and Lead Medical Examiner Welcome 
  • 09.35   The role of the ME and MEO and their responsibilities
  • 09.50   Syndicate 1 group work – When does a case need to be referred to the Coroner?
  • 10.20   Plenary for syndicate 1
  • 10.40   Break
  • 10.50   The role of the Coroner and Coroners officers and their responsibilities
  • 11.05   Syndicate 2 group work – What is an unnatural death 
  • 11.35   Plenary for Syndicate 2 
  • 12.55   Lunch  
  • 13.30   Syndicate 3 group work 
  • 13.50   Registration Services
  • 14.10   Break
  • 14.20   Syndicate 4 group work – Communication and bereaved families 
  • 14.50   Plenary for syndicate 4 
  • 15.20   Q and A
  • 15.45   End of training


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. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.