Medical examiner (of the documents and cause of death)
Since 2008, over 10,000 cases reviewed, helping inform government policy in the wake of Shipman
The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 makes provision for an entirely new service of specialist medical examiners to ensure deaths are correctly and urgently referred to a coroner when necessary and also to ensure deaths are medically certified as accurately as possible.
Alan has extensive experience in pioneering this role since 2008, along with Daisy Shale, senior medical examiner officer. He is the National Clinical Lead for e-learning (Medical Examiners) and gave evidence to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry on the subject.
The Sheffield pilot for the Department of Health shows a working model of the new system can provide a timely and excellent service for the bereaved.
We are able to provide expert advice regarding the set up and running of a medical examiner system for you. We can provide a range of services ranging from presentations to bespoke consultancy, involving visits and hands on help with set up and databases.
Further information about the medical examiner system can be found here: Department of Health Death Certification Programme
If you want to know more about the role through the e-learning available, visit: e-LfH Medical Examiners