Confirm details of the cremation medical certificate

A second medical practitioner (not the dead person's doctor) should use this form to confirm the information in the cremation medical certificate.

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on 26 March 2020 temporarily changes the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 with the effect that there is no requirement to confirm details of the cremation medical certificate. Therefore, we have withdrawn form Cremation 5.

The amended Regulations and revised guidance will be in force until further notice.

Applies to England and Wales


[Withdrawn]Confirmatory medical certificate (Cremation 5)

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Complete this certificate to confirm information given in form Cremation 4, the cremation medical certificate completed by a doctor who treated the person during their last illness.

This Cremation 5 form must only be filled in by medical practitioner who’s been fully registered for 5 years and holds a licence to practise.

The medical practitioner must not:

  • be a relative of the person who died
  • have issued the cremation medical certificate
  • be a relative, partner or colleague in the same practice or medical team as the person who issued the initial certificate
Published 1 January 2010
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
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