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It is important to inform a Consultant Paediatric Histopathologist once there is written permission for a hospital post mortem and to make sure that the notes and written consent are available in the mortuary/histopathology department as soon as possible.

We do not know that a post mortem is required unless you tell us.

Please ensure that the Consent Form has been fully completed, that a Cooling Off/Change Your Mind period has been agreed with the consent-giver and documented, and that the form has been signed.

The consent form can be located on the staff intranet:


(Last reviewed March 2023)