Health and care inquests

Our series of inquest videos intended to support organisations and their professionals through the coronial process.

The view of the coroner

What's the purpose of an inquest? What's the Coroner looking for when you give evidence? An experienced Coroner offers her advice and guidance to help you understand the process.


The view of the advocate

Rachel Spearing offers some key points to help prepare for an inquest and the importance of writing a clear statement for the Coroner. Writing a statement for the Coroner can be a daunting process if you have not done it before. Where to start? Hear some advice from Rachel on what the Coroner would like to see...


The view of the professional witness

Emma Perry tells us about her experiences of attending inquest hearings as a witness, and shares with us ideas on how to best prepare - from reading the clinical notes to understanding the timelines and hospital policies in place at the time.


The view of the solicitor

Ruth Minnis explains the importance of instructing your organisation’s solicitor early in the coronial process and the benefits of doing so early on. Ruth shares the support she can offer witnesses from preparing statements and evidence to organising a pre-inquest meeting to attendance during the inquest.


Top tips on preparing for an inquest

Preparation before you go to an inquest is key. To help you prepare, here are some ‘top tips’ from those involved in the coronial process and from those who have given evidence before.

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