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
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