Coroner’s inquests: what you need to know if you are asked to give evidence
Inquests can be intimidating, but there are resources and support available that can help you
- The coroner’s role is to establish who died and how, when and where they died – not to make a finding that someone is guilty of something
- Nurses asked to write a statement about a case should have the support of their employer’s legal team
- How to prepare if you are called as a witness or asked to give a statement, and where to find helpful resources
In the course of your nursing career, you may be called on to give evidence at a coroner’s inquest.
This article sets out what you can expect at an inquest
Want to read more?
Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today
Save over 50% on your first three months:
- Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
- Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Standard
- RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
- NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
- Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests