In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, if you’re planning to have a cremation, a second doctor (not the doctor of the person who’s died) fills in a cremation medical certificate. They may call you to ask questions about the death. Be aware that this might be upsetting – it’s normal to find these things difficult. Please note:
This had been suspended during Covid 19 so only one Doctor needs to complete the paperwork. However with the Covid 19 regulations now sunset, two signatures will now be required adding a further £82 to disbursement fees.