If you loved one has passed away in the community (outside of a hospital) the process is slightly different.
If the police are in attendance they will evaluate the situation surrounding the death to determine if it is an expected or unexpected death, in both cases a referral will be made to Hertfordshire Coroner’s Office, however the police involvement will be different in both situations.
The Coroner’s office will then determine how the death will be reviewed and who will issue the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)
If the police are not in attendance your loved ones GP surgery will be notified of the death to issue the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)
Should you wish to discuss the situation in more detail, as every death is different you can call the bereavement team on 01438 284634 or speak directly to the Hertfordshire Coroner’s Office on 01707 292791.