Standards for coroners’ pathologists in post-mortem examinations of deaths that appear not to be suspicious

February 2014

This is the most recent version of this document. However, it is currently in the process of being reviewed and updated. We do not yet have a known publication date for the updated version.

These guidelines set out what is expected of the Coroner’s pathologist in the performance of each step in the process of the pathological investigation of a death that has been reported to the Coroner but that appears not to be attended by suspicious circumstances, from the initial authorisation from the Coroner’s Office to the pathologist, to attendance at the inquest.