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

Fri, 11 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

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

“Engagement leads should ensure those affected are aware if there is to be a coroner’s inquest and give them information about what this will entail”

Engaging and involving patients, families and staff following a patient safety incident NHS England August 2022

“A coroner must send a PFD (Prevent Future Deaths) report (also known as a Regulation 28 report) to the trust chief executive if they have heard evidence of a risk of death occurring in the future and believes there is something the trust can do about it”

NHS Resolution

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand the role of the Coroner 

  • Reflect on a families experience and understand what families want from a Coroner  investigation and inquest 

  • Learn from complex hospital inquests 

  • Explore 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 

  • Learn from the experience of Senior Coroners 

  • Understand how you can improve support for staff who have to attend inquests 

  • Identify key strategies for learning from Deaths and implementing Coroner PFD 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

At our last event on this subject 100% of delegates would recommend the event to a colleague

Speakers include:

Mr Mike O'Connell

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

Ms Nadia Persaud

Area Coroner
East London
Her Majesty's Coroners East London

Dr Martin Farrier

Associate Medical Director, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Paediatrician
Trust Headquarters
Wrigtington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust

Jill Weston

Weightmans LLP

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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