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New HIS standards for post mortems

Standards for management of hospital post mortems


The NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Support Around Death team were recently involved in the creation of new performance standards to support the management of hospital post mortem examinations which were led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). The standards will help to reinforce national consistency and drive improvement across clinical services.

The recently re-launched Support Around Death website is mentioned within Standard 6: ‘Education and training’. A short NES animated film for professionals on discussing adult (authorised) hospital post mortem examinations, other information and resources for professionals can be found here

Please click here to download the HIS standards or to view the consultation report (PDF)