National and regional contacts

National Medical Examiner

In March 2019, Dr Alan Fletcher was appointed as National Medical Examiner for England and Wales.

The role of the national medical examiner is to provide professional and strategic leadership to regional and trust-based medical examiners. The role supports medical examiners in providing better safeguards for the public, patient safety monitoring and improvement, and informs the wider learning from deaths agenda.

National Medical Examiner’s office 

Regional medical examiner offices

Each NHS region has regional medical examiner and a regional medical examiner officer to support medical examiner offices. Regional medical examiners oversee the provision of services and provide an independent line of advice and accountability for medical examiners at trusts in their region.

East of England



North East and Yorkshire

North West

South East

South West