Where possible, every death in England or Wales should be registered in the district in which it takes place, within 5 days of the date of death where there is no Coroner involvement.


The following link provides a step by step guide to What to do after someone dies

Death registration

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please accept our sincere condolences. 

Deaths that have occurred in the district of Doncaster, where there is no involvement by the Corner will be reviewed by the independent Medical Examiner based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The independent Medical Examiner role is in place to scrutinise all deaths in Doncaster were there is no Coronal involvement.

The Medical Examiner Team will contact the next of kin once documents relating to your loved one have been sent to them electronically either from the GP surgery when the death has occurred in the community; at home or in a Care Home, or from the hospital if the death has occurred in hospital or at the hospice. 

When speaking with next of kin, the Medical Examiner Team will ensure that you are content with the details that have been provided to them by the Dr that cared for your loved one.
Once the Medical Examiner Team have completed their scrutiny and discussions with the next of kin, they will send your loved ones information to Doncaster Register Office electronically.

Once received, we will be in touch with next of kin to arrange a face to face appointment with you to register the death. The contact details for next of kin will be provided to us by the Medical Examiner Team or the Coroners Office, and we will call you as soon as we can to arrange this appointment. 

The ability to book an appointment online is not currently available as we need to ensure we have the relevant paperwork to arrange this appointment. 

Please email us at Registrars@doncaster.gov.uk if you have any questions, or call us on 01302 735222.

Please visit our coping with bereavement page for support, advice and guidance following the loss of a loved one.

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Last updated: 29 May 2024 17:27:05

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