TableĀ 1

Summary of 26 NHS trust policies on postmortem (PM) examination analysed for their suitability of purpose

QuestionFully explainedPartially or inadequately explained
Does the policy explain the laws on consent to PM examination?25 (96%)1 (4%)
Does the policy explain the consent process?23 (88%)3 (12%)
Does the policy explain which staff members should take consent?23 (88%)3 (12%)
Does the policy explain the training requirements of the consent taker?20 (77%)6 (23%)