Booking has been paused for ME face-to-face training until after the next training day on July 30th. Following that event, which will be the first held remotely, we will have a better idea about the maximum capacity for the September and November training days and will release more places. If that is not sufficient to meet demand we will add a further training day in October. If you have any questions please contact the Events Team directly at meetings@rcpath.org, however keep in mind we will not be able to provide further detail until the start of August.

It is necessary to stay for the entire day to receive a certificate of completion of this training.You must have completed all 26 core ELFH e-learning modules before attending the face-to-face training. Medical Examiner Officers who have completed the core e-learning modules are also welcome to register for this training day.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 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 one working week before the event

Please note this training is for Medical Examiner, not Medical Examiners Officers. To avoid any possible disappointment please ensure you are booking onto the correct course.

Medical examiners (ME) will ensure accurate death certification across a local area, provide much needed support for bereaved families and improve patient safety.


This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees a week before the meeting. You do not need to download Zoom to your computer for it to work, just simply click on the link on you computer or phone. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website

Medical examiners will ensure accurate death certification across a local area, provide much-needed support for bereaved families and improve patient safety. Medical examiners will be doctors registered with the GMC holding a current licence to practise.

Any doctor wishing to work as a medical examiner will need to attend a face-to-face training day and complete mandatory ELFH e-learning modules.

The Royal College of Pathologists, the lead medical royal college for Medical Examiners, is providing the essential training which will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need for this important role. The day will include short presentations, small group discussions of case scenarios and the opportunity to share experience.  

A certificate will be awarded to provide evidence of completion of the face-to-face component of the Medical Examiner training. This training complements the e-leaning which you must complete before attending this training.

The College is inviting new medical examiners to join the Royal College of Pathologists. This is dependent on completion of this training and evidence of satisfactory completion of the e-learning modules.

Please contact Natoya Sylva with any booking queries by email at meetings@rcpath.org or call 0207 451 6780

Registration Fees

UK Member and Non-member: £100

International Member and Non-member: £190


Please note the training programme is subject to change.

9:30am Registration

9:50am Welcome and introduction to the course, Dr Suzy Lishman, Medical Examiners Committee, The Royal College of Pathologists

10:00am Update on ME implementation

10:15am Small group session 1: unnatural deaths and MCCDs 3 per group (20 minutes each)

11:15am Scenario discussion

12:15pm The role of the Medical Examiner Officer

12:30pm Lunch and networking

1:00pm Meeting the needs of the faith community

1:20pm Small group session 2: interactions with the bereaved 3 per group (15 minutes each)

2:05pm Scenario discussion

2:25pm Putting the bereaved at the heart of the service

3:00pm Coffee Break

3:20pm Small group session 3: disagreements with colleagues and late information 3 per table (15 minutes each)

3:45pm Scenario discussion

4:05pm Q&A

4:20pm Closing remarks- Dr Suzy Lishman

4:30pm Event close

Training will finish at 4.30pm