Open consultation: Coronial investigations of stillbirths

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Open consultation: Coronial investigations of stillbirths

Coronial investigations of stillbirths – GOV.UK

Open consultation


This consultation seeks views on proposals for introducing coronial investigations of stillbirth cases in England and Wales.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government is consulting on a number of proposals which aim to:

  • bring greater independence to the way stillbirths are investigated;
  • ensure transparency and enhance the involvement of bereaved parents in stillbirth investigation processes, including in the development of recommendations aimed at improving maternity care; and
  • effectively disseminate learning from investigations across the health system to help prevent future avoidable stillbirths.

Published 26 March 2019


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