Guidance Surrounding Death

The Department of Health has released new guidance surrounding death for health and social care professionals on its website – https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/topics/safety-and-quality-standards/guidance-surrounding-death

This website provides policy guidance as well as templates, forms and implementation aids on how to verify life as being extinct, death certification, when to refer to the coroner and specific guidance on stillbirth and cremation certification. Education material is also provided specifically for primary care doctors and secondary care hospital doctors. In addition, there is a training package related to the use of the Regional Mortality and Morbidity Review System.

Please keep yourselves up to date by visiting the website and reading the new guidance

 

 

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