Third Report of the Shipman Inquiry

Third Report of the Shipman Inquiry

A report that came from the Shipman Inquiry, which proposed changes to the UK Coronial system, including the instituting a single medical Coroner who would be responsible for investigating all deaths, authorise post-mortem examinations (PMs) on random cases, and consider whether to order a PM, issue a death certificate or open an inquest.
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The Fundamental Review of Death Certification and Investigation and the third report of the Shipman Inquiry in 2003 found the service was "fragmented, non-accountable, variable in quality and consistency, ineffective in part, and very much dependent on the abilities of those working within it at present".