When a death is reported to the coroner

Information about investigations, inquests and post mortems

If the cause of death is clear

If the cause of death is clear, permission is given to the doctor to issue the medical certificate, and you can register the death. The coroner will also issue a certificate to the registrar stating a post-mortem is not needed.

More information

For detailed information on coroner services, see Section 5 of the Guide to coroner services on GOV.UK.