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Fatal Accident Inquiry

When staff are involved in the treatment of a patient whose death becomes the subject of Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) proceedings, they may need to be called as witnesses to a FAI at court.






NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has produced an educational resource to support health and care staff involved either directly or indirectly in Fatal Accident Inquiries. 

However, in view of the new legislation governing FAIs (the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016), this is being updated. For more information email SupportAroundDeath@nes.scot.nhs.uk or check back soon.






NES has also developed a short animated film and other additional educational resources which may be of relevance to doctors who wish to learn more about the processes which follow a sudden or unexplained death.

For more information / to contact us:

Visit the Support Around Death website to access more information and NES’ death, dying and bereavement educational resources.

For queries, email us at SupportAroundDeath@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

Sign up here to receive the NES quarterly bereavement education e-Newsletter.

This page was last updated on: 11.11.2021 at 11.41