Guidance

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.

Documents

The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 - guidance for medical practitioners completing forms cremation 4 and 5 (Print version)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email web.comments@justice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

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 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.
  2. First published.