Medical examiners – successes and challenges

August 2023

The medical examiner system in England and Wales will move to a statutory footing from April 2024. The College has played a vital role.

The College is the lead medical royal college for medical examiners and has worked closely with key stakeholders for many years to implement this important patient safety initiative.

As the medical examiner system moves towards a statutory footing, Dr Suzy Lishman, Chair of the College’s Medical Examiner Committee, reflects on the  challenges and successes along the way.