Death referrals

Doctors’ referrals for the coroner’s office must be submitted online – make a referral.  If the online form is down for maintenance, please use the paper form as a short-term alternative. If you continue to use this form in lieu of the online option, your referral may be rejected.

The rules for referrals and issuing MCCDs have been changed in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. For advice and information please refer to your LMC guidelines, or read the government’s guidance.

Covid-19 is an accepted cause of death and does not need to be referred to the Coroner unless another referral criteria is met.

If you are unsure of whether a death needs to be referred, please see the Notification of Deaths Regulations (including coronavirus advice).