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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2020.

Medical Examiner - North Wales

Job Reference: 120-MD851-0620

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Medical & Dental
Denbighshire / Flintshire / Conwy, Denbighshire / Flintshire / Conway
£77,779 - £100,978 per annum

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership’s Strategic vision, is Adding Value through Partnership, Innovation and Excellence.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership welcomes applications from people who share our values:

  • Listening and learning

  • Working together

  • Taking responsibility

  • Innovating

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English




North Region - The position for this region covers Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board with hub offices located in the region close to acute care providers

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership is looking to recruit a team of Medical Examiners to work in the newly established Medical Examiner Service for Wales.

The Medical Examiner Service will aim to:

Strengthen safeguards for the public, by providing robust and independent scrutiny of the medical circumstances and cause of deaths, and ensuring that the right deaths are referred to a Coroner or care organisation for further investigation where appropriate.

Improve the quality of death certification, by providing expert advice to doctors based on a review of relevant health records

Avoid unnecessary distress for the bereaved, that can result from unanswered questions about the certified cause of death, or from unexpected delays when registering a death

In order to do this Medical Examiners, supported by Medical Examiner Officers, will:

Scrutinise all deaths not referred directly to the Coroner.

Review all Medical Certificates of the Cause of Death and issue a Confirmation of the Cause of Death to allow Registration of death to take place

Refer to Coroner Service deaths that require a Coroner’s investigation

Refer to Care Organisation deaths that require a Stage 2 Mortality Review

Provide Analysis and Reports to relevant stakeholders

To become a Medical Examiner you need at least 5 years’ experience as a fully registered medical practitioner; hold a licence to practice with the GMC; and be currently practicing or have retired within the last 5 years. You will also have needed to complete or are committed to completing the mandatory online and face to face training delivered by the Royal College of Pathologists. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership is seeking applications from suitably experienced doctors who can commit to regular weekly sessions. These can be from 1 to 10 sessions, either directly employed or secondments, and will be delivered from local Medical Examiner Offices based largely on District General Hospital sites.

Opportunities exist across all areas of Wales and are open to acute and general practitioners. In the first instance, we are recruiting to half of the required positions in each Region – please see additional adverts for positions in South Wales Central and South East Wales.

Once all applications have been received, you will be invited to attend a virtual assessment day on the 9th July 2020


If you are looking for a secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your Manager regarding the opportunity prior to application.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 22nd June 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in applying and would like further information please contact

Daisy Shale, Lead Medical Examiner Officer for Wales.


Phone: 07929188518

We are committed to flexible working and equal opportunities.

If you are short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the email address with which you registered. Please ensure that you check your email account regularly.

Priority is given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification (where available) and demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification. Only candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be shortlisted.

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