FAQs

FAQs

Frequently asked questions answered by the Coronor for the Inner South District of Greater London

Under what circumstances is a death reported to a Coroner?
If you are aware that someone has died unexpectedly you should contact the deceased's GP or the Police. The deceased’s GP will either arrange for a Medical Cause of Death Certificate to be issued, or will ensure all the details are referred to the C
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What happens when the deceased comes into the country from abroad?
When a deceased comes into the country, the undertakers will ask the Coroner for the funeral forms that the Coroner will normally issue to them when someone dies in this country. When this happens, that person coming into the country is dealt with in
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What happens when the deceased is being repatriated to his / her home country?
On occasions a request is made to a Coroner for what is known as an Out of England order (OOE) so that the family of a deceased person can transport the body to his / her homeland. When this happens the Coroner is under the same obligations as though
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Workings of the initial stages when a death is reported to the Coroner
When a death is reported to the Coroner this is done through a Coroner’s officer. These officers are employed by the Metropolitan police but are staff not officers. They work under the direction of the Coroner and liaise with bereaved people, as well
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