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Government rejects independent verification of all death certificates

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7555.1409 (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1409
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    Plans for a radical overhaul of the system of coroner's courts in England and Wales have been announced by the government.


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    Harriet Harman, minister for constitutional affairs, said the present coroner's system left many bereaved people feeling “like spectators”

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    Harriet Harman, minister for constitutional affairs, said the Coroner Reform Bill would do away with the “postcode lottery” of the current system, in which many bereaved people were left feeling “like …

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