Death referrals

Doctors’ referrals for the coroner’s office must be submitted online – make a referral.  Or use the paper form.

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).