Letters Death certification

Investigation of death is set to improve at last

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1609 (Published 21 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1609
  1. Peter N Furness, president1
  1. 1Royal College of Pathologists, London SW1Y 5AF
  1. president{at}rcpath.org

    Reisner’s complaints after his mother’s death are unfortunately well known.1 The Royal College of Pathologists has long argued the need for reform of systems for investigating and certifying death, as have a succession of government reports over many years. The long awaited Coroners and Justice Bill, currently making its way through parliament, should produce an …

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