Sudden or Unexpected Death

When someone has died unexpectedly or the doctor is not certain of the cause of death, the case will often be referred to the Coroner’s Office.

It’s still a good idea to contact your funeral director at an early stage. A provisional date can be booked for the funeral, we will also help with some arrangements and we will liaise with the Coroner’s Office for you.

Contact us your local Funeral Director

No

Will the doctor issues a Medical Cause of Death Certificate 

Yes

Go to box marked Coroner Informed below

Yes

Collect MCCD from Doctors surgery

Register death (by appointment only)

Does the Registrar report the death to the coroner

No

   Registrar will

  • Register death

  • Issue copies of death certificate

  • Issue certificate for burial or cremation (green certificate)