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Inquests

Attending a Coroner’s Court to give evidence can be nerve-racking if this is something you have never done before, or if you have previously had a challenging experience.
This module contains educational content to help prepare staff called to give evidence at an inquest. It’s difficult to provide detailed guidance for all situations or for each profession, but this material has been produced to provide the widest range of support to a broad range of healthcare staff (tailor it for your organisation as needed).

This module contains 4 learning resources.

Guide

Inquests: A guide for health providers

Attending a Coroner’s court to give evidence can be worrying if this is something you have never done before, or if you have previously had a challenging experience. NHS Resolution has produced three films to help prepare staff called to give evidence at an inquest. …

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A conversation with a coroner

In this video a coroner provides oversight on their role and share insights on how behaving candidly and with transparency can boost the credibility of a witness. Attending the Coroner’s Court for an inquest can be unfamiliar and feel challenging. The purpose of this first …

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Video

How to prepare for an inquest

This film provides more detail on what to expect as a witness in an inquest. It covers from the point you are called to when you give evidence in court on the day. The purpose of this second film is to describe the process of …

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Guide

Giving evidence at inquest: a well prepared witness

This film provides an illustrative scenario of what a well prepared witness looks like. The purpose of this film is to demonstrate how it feels for a clinician to present evidence in the court, covering typical questions legal representatives may ask. When viewing the film, …

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