Attending a coroner’s post-mortem

Complete our online form if you wish to attend a coroner's post-mortem.

Attending a coroner’s post-mortem

  • This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later.
  • The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer. You do not have to answer all of the other questions, but it would help us if you do.
  • The Coroners (Investigations) Regulations 2013 enable certain individuals to attend a post-mortem examination with the consent of the coroner.
  • You will be notified by email of the coroner’s decision within 5 working days of us receiving your application. When consent is given, your details will be passed to Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and you will hear directly from them if they are able to accommodate your request.

Your data privacy

Before completing this form please read our general Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).

This explains why we ask for your data, what we do with it and how long we will keep it. It also explains how you can find out what data we hold about you and how you can ask us to delete it.

Your details

Enter your first name.
Enter your last name.

You must live or work in West Sussex to attend the post-mortem. Enter your home or work address below.

Enter your home or work address name or number. This could a flat, house or building name or number.
Enter the first line of your home/work address. This could be a street name.
Enter the second line of your home/work address if you need to. This could be a village name.
Enter the town or city of the postal address.
Enter the postcode, with or without spaces.
Enter an email address where we can write to you.
Enter a daytime phone number that we can ring you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.
Enter another phone number we can reach you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.
Attach a copy of your qualification.


I declare that the details I have provided are true, to the best of my knowledge.

I consent to West Sussex Coroner’s Service sharing the above personal information with other services for the purpose of arranging my attendance at a coroner’s post-mortem.

Enter your full name to show you agree to the above statements.

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