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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

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
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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

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