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A Coroner’s inquest is a legal inquiry into the cause and circumstances of a death. In Scotland this is known as a Fatal Accident Inquiry called by the Procurator Fiscal.
You may be asked by the Coroner’s Court/Procurator Fiscal to explain what care was given to a patient, who dies in circumstances where the reason for the death is unclear or unexpected.
If you are a witness or an interested person and you are not being supported by your employer, please read our advice guide and complete the online form below. Your employer is best placed to support you with an inquest, and we would advise speaking to them in the first instance.
If you are being supported by your employer, you do not need to inform us.
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