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Impact of the new medical examiner role on patient safety

Alan Fletcher and colleagues outline how the new medical examiner system could create a world leading mortality review system if implemented appropriately

The current death certification system in England and Wales has not changed in over 50 years (box 1). The government recently announced its intention to introduce a system of medical examiners that, from April 2019, will deliver a more comprehensive system of assurances for all deaths not referred to the coroner in England and Wales

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