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Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD)

NES has produced educational resources to support both certifying and non certifying staff to implement the new scrutiny arrangements for death certification and registration in Scotland which were enacted on 13 May 2015. These can be found on the NES Support Around Death website.

Further information regarding the legislative changes contained in the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Information regarding the scrutiny system and process managed by the Death Certification Review Service can be found on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.

For more information on the educational resources available for professionals on MCCD please contact supportarounddeath@nes.scot.nhs.uk or janice.turner@nes.scot.nhs.uk