Coroners’ PFD reports to be published online
By George Roberts
From 14 January 2014, reports made by coroners to help prevent future deaths will be routinely published online.
Paragraph 7 of Schedule 5, Coroners and Justice Act 2009, places a statutory duty on coroners to make reports to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency where the coroner believes that action should be undertaken to prevent future deaths. The reports, formerly known as Rule 43 reports, are now commonly known as PFDs (Reports to Prevent Future Deaths) and, since July 2013, all PFDs and responses to them must be sent to the chief coroner.
Each year approximately 600 PFDs are made by coroners in England and Wales. The reports cover a wide range of topics, from suggesting a change to speed limits on particular roads to commenting on military equipment used in Afghanistan…
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