This cremation guidance has been revised to reflect the changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided by Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 which came into force on 25 March 2022.
The forms remain unchanged, however, the cremation certificate (form Cremation 5) has now been permanently removed.
The amended Regulations and revised guidance will be in force from 25 March 2022.
This guide covers the responsibilities of medical practitioners when completing medical certificates after a death and before a cremation.
It also covers the role of the medical referee and what medical practitioners can do to help the referee.