All deaths in England and Wales will soon be scrutinised by a Medical Examiner, improving the accuracy of death certification, answering relatives’ questions and identifying opportunities to improve patient care. Over 600 medical examiners have been trained and appointed, led by the National Medical Examiner and regional teams.
This is the first annual Medical Examiner update meeting, bringing together national and regional leaders to discuss current issues. Topics include the impact on the coronial system, the challenges of implementation, the view from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and Care Quality Commission, the regional structure, role of the Medical Examiner Officer and gross negligence manslaughter.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Ian Barker, Senior Solicitor, MDU
- Professor Ted Baker, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission
- Keith Conradi, Chief Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
- Dr Alan Fletcher, National Medical Examiner
- Jeremy Mean, Deputy Director Population Health, Department of Health and Social Care
- Daisy Shale, Lead Medical Examiner Officer, Wales
- Derek Winter, Deputy Chief Coroner
The day will run from 9.30am for a 9.50am start, and finish at 4.30pm. A full programme will be sent to registered delegates nearer the time.