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Disclosing information to the coroner

Following recent events, the DDU has received a number of calls from members who have been asked to cooperate with the police by providing clinical records used to identify the deceased.

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FAQ

What verdicts can a coroner give?

What verdicts can a coroner give?

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Must I disclose confidential information to the coroner/procurator fiscal?

Must I disclose confidential information to the coroner/procurator fiscal?

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What information should I include when writing a report for the coroner/procurator fiscal?

What information should I include when writing a report for the coroner/procurator fiscal?

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Case study

A witness to fact

A dentist received a request from the police to provide them with a report on a teenage girl’s dental condition. The member had seen the girl as an emergency appointment at the practice a few weeks earlier, after she had reportedly been involved in a fight after school.

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