Medical practitioners: guidance on completing cremation forms

Help for medical practitioners on how to complete cremation forms, Cremation 4 and Cremation 5, the medical certificates.



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.

Published 2 February 2012
Last updated 31 October 2019 + show all updates
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