Free coroners court training

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Working in healthcare, it’s fairly likely that you’ll be asked to attend coroner’s court at some point in your career.

Coroners are responsible for investigating violent, unnatural or sudden deaths where the cause is unknown, and sometimes if you’ve attended a patient who has sadly died, you might be asked to go to their inquest and give evidence about what happened.

The East of England Neonatal Network has put together a training day for Tuesday,  3rd November, about coroner’s court and inquests - and it has 40 places left that it’s offered out to EEAST staff.

The day, based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, will include presentations from solicitors and expert witnesses, and will finish with an inquest scenario run by a deputy coroner, with barrister and witness involvement.

Although the day is being predominantly run for neonatal staff, the procedure and layout is the same for all healthcare colleagues, irrespective of grade or background, and should be a very informative day.

The course is free to attend and lunch is provided. The course will take place from 8.30am – 3.30pm at the University Technical College on the Addenbrookes Hospital site. Please make sure you take and wear your Trust ID badge at all times.

For more information, or to book a place, please email, including your: name, job title, station, and a contact phone and email address.

The Trust also offers comprehensive support and advice internally for staff who are asked to attend coroner’s court. For more information, please contact Raffaela Johns, our Claims and Inquest Facilitator, at

Published 29th October, 2015

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