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Medical examiners: face-to-face training and Medical Examiner Officer training

23 June 2020 @ 9:30 - 16:30

“The Royal College of Pathologists has unfortunately decided to postpone the Medical Examiner face to face training due to take place at the Royal College of Pathologists on 2 April 2020. The College will be postponing this event until further notice however, once a new date has been finalised we will contact all delegates to advise further. We will endeavour to do this as swiftly as possible to ensure as little disruption to all involved as we can. The College has not come to this decision lightly and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused in this regard.”



Medical examiners will ensure accurate death certification across a local area, provide much needed support for bereaved families and improve patient safety. Medical examiners will be doctors registered with the GMC holding a current licence to practise. Any doctor wishing to work as a medical examiner will need to attend a face-to-face training day and complete mandatory e-learning modules.

The College is inviting new medical examiners to join the Royal College of Pathologists. This is dependent on completion of this training and evidence of satisfactory completion of the e-learning modules.

The Royal College of Pathologists, the lead medical royal college for medical examiners, is providing the essential training which will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need for this important role. The day will include short presentations, small group discussions of case scenarios and the opportunity to share experience. The training has been trialled with experienced medical examiners from pilot or early adopter sites.

A certificate will be awarded to provide evidence of completion of the face-to-face component of the medical examiner training. This training complements the e-learning that you must complete before attending this training. Please note it is necessary to stay for the entire day to receive a certificate of completion of this training. You must have completed all 26 core e-learning modules before attending the face-to-face training.

The training sessions will take place at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT (CPD credits: 6). Dates for the training session are as follows:


23 June 2020
9:30 - 16:30