What will the Coroner do?
The coroner may decide that death was natural and that there is a doctor who can sign a form saying so. In this case the coroner will advise the registrar.
The coroner may ask a pathologist to examine the body. If so, the examination must be done as soon as possible. The coroner or his staff should give notice of the arrangements to the usual doctor of the deceased and any relative who may have notified the coroner of his or her wish to be medically represented at the examination. If the examination shows the death to have been a natural one, there may be no need for an inquest and the coroner will send a form to the registrar of deaths so that the death can be registered by the relatives and a certificate of burial issued by the registrar. If the person is to be cremated, the certificate may be issued by the coroner. If the death is not due to a natural cause the Coroner will hold an inquest.