The College autopsy guidelines are technical documents which have been written as an aid for practising pathologists carrying out a coroners post mortem. As such this guidance may contain some distressing information and is not intended for friends and relatives of the deceased. Detailed information on post mortem for members of the public can be found here and on the Human Tissue Authority website.
Support Around Death-NHS Education for Scotland website aims to support healthcare staff who are working with patients, carers and families before, at, and after death. It provides key information on the clinical, legislative, and practical issues involved.