It is an opportunity to help support you with any questions you may have. Once the Medical Examiner has undertaken their review, they will then wish to speak with a family member to discuss the care and treatment given and to explain the cause of death. In some circumstances the Medical Examiner may request the Medical Examiner Officer to make this follow up call. We aim to complete the Medical Examiner review the following working day after the death and keep families informed at every stage should the review take a little longer.
The Bereavement Office/Medical Examiner Service will work to complete the completion of the MCCD within 1-2 working days after your relative/loved one has died.
In some cases, the Medical Examiner may need to speak to the Coroner’s Office first, and when this happens a short delay may occur before the Bereavement Office/Medical Examiner can issue the certificate. We will of course, keep you informed of this. If the death has been reported to the Coroner’s Office you will be advised of what will happen next.
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus outbreak, in line with the latest Government guidelines we are no longer able to offer face to face appointments to collect the completed MCCD. The bereavement office will send completed MCCD’s to the local registry office electronically and you will be notified when this has been done by the bereavement service
In order to find out further information linked to this page we have bereavement booklets. You may also wish to make contact with the bereavement office, this can be done via on the contact details on this page