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.


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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