Agree there are other aspects which could be improved around death certification and cremation. There is a proposal for implementing medical examiners next year which was part of a reform that has been delayed for several years! We will see if this helps.
Although relatively small, added up over time the paper paper certification is a significant workload issue that will not go away. This is something that can be changed as they already do it in Scotland.
Furthermore if done electronically, death certification can be easily scrutinized by the proposed medical examiner remotely. This may help avoid scenarios that you describe re post mortem in expected death and allow more common sense to prevail.
Think Scotland are better at adoption and implementation of good ideas Alberto rather than idea generation itself. Smaller size and less distraction may help. Agree this is low priority Westminster at present with Brexit.
Thanks for feedback IMGs. I agree the sooner the better. No reason why principal and application could not extend to whole of UK.
Akash Karki, GP Locum Suffolk
Useful succinct clinical summary.