Death Certificates

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th May 2022.

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Photo of Kim Leadbeater Kim Leadbeater Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of clause 128 of the Health and Social Care Act 2022 on delays to the death certification process; and what steps he is taking to reduce those delays.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Section 128 of the Health and Care Act 2022 refers to the ‘Health Services Safety Investigations relating to Wales and Northern Ireland’, which does not relate to death certification.

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