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Crematorium medical referees: guidance on cremation forms

Guidance for crematorium medical referees on how to fill in cremation forms.

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This cremation guidance has been revised to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on 26 March 2020.

The forms remain unchanged - the link to the form for confirming details of the cremation certificate (form Cremation 5) has been removed.

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

This guide details the duties of medical referees after a death and before a cremation.

Published 20 February 2012
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Revised guidance published to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020

  2. Guidance updated.

  3. Guidance updated.

  4. Guidance updated.

  5. First published.