Coroner Office guidance

Please see attached clear guidance from the coroner’s office in relation to the new death certification and cremation form requirements.


20 April 2020

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death forms

The Register Office have reported that they are receiving a number of MCCD forms filled in incorrectly, which means they are having to contact the Coroner’s Office or having to come back to the GP. As you can imagine the Register Office and the Coroner’s office are working to full capacity and doing their best to keep the flow going as efficiently as possible. The Coroner has also raised the issue regarding the amount of enquiries going through to them, which is taking up their valuable resource time.  If you have a query regarding the completion of a MCCD  please contact the Registrar below in the first instance, and they will be able to provide you with guidance and support.   

Barnsley Registrations Services at  

Please also see attached Coronavirus Act – excess death provisions: information and guidance for medical practitioners 31 March 2020

The Register Office have also asked that we share some example MCCD forms to assist doctors/nurses with completion: