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Letters Coroners

Role of the coroner’s office

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1564
  1. Gemma L Kemp, specialist registrar, forensic pathology
  1. 1Forensic Medicine Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP
  1. glkemp{at}

    I believe that the coroner’s jurisdiction in which I work has an exemplary model of dealing with bereaved relatives.1 All bereaved relatives are given a half hour appointment with a coroner’s officer the day before the postmortem …

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