Guidelines for Death Certification - Issuing MCCD using NIECR

Date published: 14 January 2019

Last updated: 04 February 2022

This section provides guidance on death certification and how to complete a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) with a correct cause of death (CoD) section using the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR).

Please note – use this guidance when a MCCD is being issued using the NIECR.

This material has been designed for health and social care professionals. 

All healthcare workers should bear in mind the need to consider this guidance carefully and, using their own clinical judgment, to consider whether it is appropriate to any individual case.

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