Death Certificates

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th September 2010.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 2:30 pm, 7th September 2010

I am not aware of any such representations. Doctors are required under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 to complete the medical certificate of cause of death "to the best" of their "knowledge and belief". They receive information on this as part of their medical training. The Office for National Statistics produces reference material from time to time, including a video and training pack to assist doctors in completing the medical certificate on cause of death.

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