Provision of the medical certificate of cause of death

Letter from the Interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith, to request that all certifying doctors should provide the medical certificate of cause of death as soon as possible after confirmation of death

The purpose of the letter is to request that all certifying doctors should provide the MCCD as soon as possible after confirmation of death.

Colleagues in hospitals and hospices should also aim to provide a signed and scanned copy of the MCCD electronically to the registrar seven days a week.

You can download the full letter from the Interim Chief Medical Officer here.