A medical examiner service is being rolled out in England and Wales under the leadership of the National Medical Examiner and Lead Medical Examiner for Wales. The introduction of a national medical examiner service was one of the key recommendations of the Shipman Inquiry, with similar recommendations being made in the reports of subsequent inquiries into suboptimal patient care. Almost every acute trust in England now has a medical examiner service, and a national service has been introduced by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.
The Royal College of Pathologists, the lead medical royal college for medical examiners, has trained over one thousand MEs and ME Officers and provides ongoing CPD. This is the first Medical Examiners Annual Conference, and will focus on progress with implementation and plans for the future. Highlights include the launch of the National Medical Examiner's first Annual Report and reports from faith communities. The event is likely to be of interest to medical examiners and officers, anyone involved in death certification, coronial referral, improving patient care or supporting the bereaved.
The day will run from 9.30-4.30pm.