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The Coroner Role & Preparing for Coroner’s Inquest: Learning from Deaths

Wednesday 21 Sep 2022


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Find out more about virtual attendance

This virtual conference focuses on the role of the Coroner and preparing and attending Coroner’s Inquests.

“The Coroner Service has an important role in reporting fatal risks so that action can be taken to prevent future deaths.”

House of Commons Justice Committee 2021

“The coroner’s role is to find out who died and how, when, and where they died…. When a death is reported to a coroner, they: decide whether an investigation is needed; and if it is, investigate to establish the identity of the person who has died; how, when, and where they died; and any information they need to register the death; and, use information discovered during the investigation to help prevent other deaths.”

A Guide to Coroner Services for Bereaved People, 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand the role of the Coroner 
  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 on the Coroner role 
  • Reflect on a family's experience and understand what families want from a Coroner investigation and inquest 
  • Learn from complex hospital inquests 
  • Understand changes as a result of the Justice Committee’s Report on the Coroner’s Service
  • Understand the Coroner’s Investigation, Inquest & Duty to Investigate a Death
  • Develop your skills in preparing for attending an inquest including witness statements and giving evidence 
  • Understand how you can improve support for staff who have to attend inquests 
  • Identify key strategies for learning from Deaths and implementing Coroner recommendations at a local level
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest practice on which cases need to be referred to the coroner, and the role of the Medical Examiner in decision making 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mike O'Connell

Legal Services Practitioner and Interim Senior Inquests Manager
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Jo Mason-Higgins

Head of Claims, Complaints and Patient Safety Investigations Lead for Duty of Candour
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Martin Farrier

Clinical Director for Quality
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Andrew Harris

Senior Coroner
London Inner South; and Professor of Coronial Law William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary’s University London

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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