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Introduction to Inquests
A summary of the process, focusing on the role of the clinician: from certifying a death through to giving factual evidence to the Coroner.
|10.40||Visit to Oxford Coroner’s Court to observe a medical Inquest|
|14.45||Q&A with the Assistant Coroner for Oxfordshire
Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp, Assistant Coroner
Beth Whaley, Coroner’s Court Officer
|15.30||Writing your statement to the Coroner: Tips and Techniques|
|16.15||The Coroner has given their verdict. What next?
Considering professional/disciplinary outcomes, clinical negligence litigation.
Case law update
This course is designed to familiarise clinicians with the Inquest process, and the procedure in the Coroner’s Court.
The first session will provide an overview: what triggers an Inquest; the Coroner’s remit; and the role of the clinician throughout, from certifying a death to giving evidence to the Coroner.
Delegates will observe a medical Inquest at the Oxford Coroner’s Court, where the Assistant Coroner will be sitting. Places are limited for this reason.
The Inquest starts at 11am and is listed for 3 hours. Delegates are asked to respect the Court and not to come and go during the Inquest. Mobile phones and electronic devices must be set to silent.
After a Q&A with the Assistant Coroner back at the venue, delegates will receive practical guidance on compiling a factual witness statement for an Inquest.
The training will close with a discussion of what happens after the Coroner’s verdict. In some cases there may be professional implications, such as disciplinary proceedings or clinical negligence ligitation.
- Tuesday 4 June 2019, 8.45am-5pm
- CPD accredted – 6.5 hours
- Malmaison, Oxford
- £375 +VAT
Note: this training course is not aimed at clinicians providing expert evidence to the Coroner. It is an introduction to Inquests for those who want to know more about Inquest processes generally, or who are providing evidence as a factual witness.