Face-to-face Zoom RCPath event on 16th September 2020
A Medical Examiner system is being rolled out across England and Wales 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.