TableĀ 3

Training requirements for postmortem (PM) consent in 26 National Health Service trusts

Training requirementSpecified in policyUnspecified in policy
Sufficient experience17 (65%)9 (35%)
Trained in bereavement11 (42%)15 (58%)
Well informed on PM practice15 (58%)11 (42%)
Required to have witnessed a PM8 (31%)18 (69%)