Important Information: Medical Examiner Officer Training is open only to individuals who work in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar. Please do not book this training unless you fit into the above criteria.

Please note this training is for Medical Examiner Officers, not Medical Examiners.

Please note: If you are a doctor, Please book the Medical Examiner training.

To avoid any possible disappointment please ensure you are booking onto the correct course. You must have completed all 26 core ELFH e-learning modules before attending the face-to-face training.

Medical Examiner Officers (MEO) will work closely with MEs and undertake tasks such as coordinating the completion of death certificates and referrals to the Coroner, and speaking to clinicians and bereaved families.

A Medical Examiner system is being rolled out across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to improve the process of death certification, particularly for the bereaved. The Royal College of Pathologists is leading on the training of Medical Examiners (MEs) and has recently agreed to provide training for Medical Examiner Officers (MEOs) as well. These training days are open to anyone who has been appointed to, or is considering applying to, work as an MEO.

MEOs work closely with MEs and will undertake tasks such as coordinating the completion of death certificates and referrals to the Coroner, and speaking to clinicians and bereaved families. There is more information about the role of the MEO, including a model job description, here: https://www.rcpath.org/profession/medical-examiners/setting-up-a-medical-examiner-system.html

MEOs may come from a wide range of backgrounds. It is anticipated that many will be nurses, healthcare scientists or bereavement officers by background, although this list is not exhaustive.

This face-to-face virtual training day is the second part of basic MEO training. Delegates must have completed the 26 mandatory core e-learning modules before the date of the course. It is vital that you have completed this preparatory work to enable you to get the most out of the training day. The e-learning can be accessed here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medical-examiner/ (Registration with e-Learning for Healthcare is required).


Provisional Programme

  • Registration
  • Welcome and introduction to the course, Daisy Shale, Course Director
  • Introduction to the Medical Examiner system, Dr Alan Fletcher, National Medical Examiner
  • The role of the Medical Examiner Officer
  • Scenario discussion – practical considerations & case management, Scenario feedback and panel discussion
  • Coffee
  • Putting the bereaved at the heart of the service, The Patients Association
  • Meeting the needs of faith communities, Mr Mohamed Omer, National Burial Council and Daniel Elton, Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Q&A session
  • Lunch
  • Video 
  • Scenario discussion – Putting patients first
  • Scenario feedback & panel discussions
  • Coffee break
  • Working with stakeholders – an overview
  • Role of the coroner’s office
  • Scenario discussion – Working with stakeholders
  • Scenario feedback and Panel discussion
  • Q&A session
  • Closing remarks, Daisy Shale
  • Event close

Pre-course Preparation

Please note that to get the most out of the training day, you will be sent the scenarios that will be discussed in advance. Please read these, make a note of your answers and have a printed copy available for the meeting.

Registration fees

UK Member and Non-member: £135

Please note that all payments must be made by card via the website. 

Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations including changing of dates. Payments are not transferrable, to change date you will be required to cancel your place and rebook onto the new date. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event


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This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your Internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.