The Coroner's Office

For immediate help or advice please call us on 01604 637852
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) where our funeral director or one of our friendly staff will talk with you. For your peace of mind you know that when calling this number you will speak directly to a member of our family and not to a call centre operative. You will be guided and helped through the next stages and we will answer any questions you may have.

Information and guidance should you be under the care of the Coroner’s Office:

If the deceased has been under medical care, or has been seen by a doctor within 14 days of death, then the doctor can issue a Medical Cause of Death Certificate. However, if the deceased died without being seen by a doctor, or if a doctor is unwilling to make a determination, the Coroner will investigate the cause and manner of a death. The Coroner will also investigate when a death is deemed to be violent, unnatural or where the cause of death is not known. A Coroner’s investigation may involve a simple review of the circumstances, the ordering of a post-mortem examination, or in extreme situations the opening of an inquest. Once the Coroner has passed their verdict or during the investigations they will issue the relevant paperwork as necessary. The Coroner’s staff will keep you informed should this be the case.

When a death occurs and is sudden or unexpected the death may be reported to the Coroner in which case the police will attend the place of death on the Coroner’s behalf. The Coroner’s nominated funeral director* will be called to transfer the deceased to hospital to await further investigation. After the Coroner has carried out their investigations, they will release the deceased to the funeral director and supply the appropriate paperwork to allow the family to attend the Registrar’s Office and
register the death.

*Please note- You are under no obligation to use the Coroner’s nominated funeral director for your funeral arrangements. They are only contracted to convey the deceased to hospital.

If a death has been reported to the Coroner and you have not been given guidance by the Coroner’s staff, please call our office on 01604 637852 for advice. You are also welcome to contact us to start making provisional arrangements if you wish.

HM Coroner for the County of Northamptonshire:

If you wish to contact the Coroner about any matter please call 03000 111 222 (option 1 and ask for Northampton Coroner’s Office)

If you prefer you can email: coronersnorthants@northants.pnn.police.uk or coroners@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Northamptonshire Coroner’s Office
Constabulary Block
Angel Square
Angel Street
Northampton
NN1 1ED

Tel: 101 or 03000 111 222 (option 1)

https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/births-deaths-ceremonies/deaths/Pages/deaths-reported-to-coroner.aspx

HM Coroner's Offices for Neighbouring Counties:

Oxfordshire Coroner’s Office
Oxfordshire District Register Office
2nd Floor
1 Tidmarsh Lane
Oxford
OX1 1NS

Tel: 0845 605 4174 or 01865 815020
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/community-and-living/births-deaths-and-ceremonies/deaths/coroner?utm_term=nil&utm_content=

Leicestershire Coroner’s Office
Town Hall
Leicester
LE1 9BG

Tel: 0116 454 1021 / 1031 / 1061
https://coroners.leicester.gov.uk/

Milton Keynes Coroner’s Office
Civic Offices
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3EJ

Tel: 01908 254327
https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/births-marriages-and-deaths/bereavement-services/hm-coroner-s-office

Bedfordshire Coroner’s Office
The Court House
Woburn Street
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2HX

Tel: 0300 300 8383
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/registration/coroner/overview.aspx

Buckinghamshire Coroner’s Office
29 Windsor End
Beaconsfield
Bucks
HP9 2JJ

Tel: 01494 475505
https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/births-deaths-marriages-and-civil-partnerships/coroner/coroners-service

IF IN DOUBT AT ANY TIME PLEASE CALL US ON 01604 637852
WHERE WE WILL ADVISE YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

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