Changes to the death certification process

How the death certification process in England and Wales will change, including the introduction of medical examiners.



This is an overview of the proposed introduction of medical examiners and reforms to the process of Death Certification in England and Wales.

The reforms are expected to be introduced from April 2018 and responses to the death certification reforms consultation will help to inform how these changes are put in place. You can also give your views by responding to the consultation.

Published 26 May 2016