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What the Coroner will do immediately following a reportable death

Please accept our condolences on the death of your loved one.

When a death is reported to the office, the Coroner will consider the information and do one of three things:

1.  Give a doctor permission to issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and then take no further action.

2.  Order a post mortem examination.  Depending on the results, the Coroner will (a) find the death natural and close the case; (b) open an investigation, where we obtain further information from doctors or others involved; or (c) open an inquest, which is a fact-finding court hearing about the circumstances of the death.                             

3.  Open an inquest without a post mortem examination


Always feel free to talk to us if you have any further questions.  The Coroners team can be reached between 9am and 4pm on 0161 219 2222 or by email at .

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