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Learning materials to support death certification in Scotland

Death Certification: Identifying Common Mistakes




The Death Certification Review Service (DCRS) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have developed a new online educational resource Death Certification: Identifying Common Mistakes.


The module is intended for doctors who are completing medical certificates of cause of death in Scotland or doctors who have finished a training module on death certification and wish to confirm or improve their understanding of the subject. It highlights common mistakes that appear on medical certificates of cause of death.


The module should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you register on Turas Learn, your progress will be recorded and will be available to verify your course completion within your NHS Board area. The downloadable completion certificate at the end of the module is available for insertion into your personal learning record whether you register or not.


The module is available here.