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Commissioners appointed |

The Government has announced that Commissioners are to be appointed for Nottingham City Council.  For further information, the council’s response and FAQs can be read here.

HM Coroner’s Service is currently receiving high volumes of referrals, in part due to a change in legislation relating to the Coronavirus Act 2020. This change means that more deaths must now be referred to the Coroner which may impact response times.   

If a death has been referred to us, please wait for us to contact you rather than calling the service. We will be in touch as soon as we can.  

HM Coroner's Service
The Council House
Old Market Square
Nottingham
NG1 2DT


Other Useful Contacts 

Nottinghamshire County Registration Service

Once details have been passed to the registrars they shall contact the nominated next of kin to register the death.

Nottingham City Registration Service

Once your case officer advises you that you can now register the death, please allow 48 working hours and then contact the registrars office to arrange an appointment.


Nottingham University Hospitals

Bereavement office

  • QMC Tel: 0115 970 9113
    City Hospital Tel: 0115 962 7720

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS can give you information about:

  • The NHS
  • The NHS complaints procedure, including how to get independent help if you want to make a complaint
  • Support groups outside the NHS

Tel: 0800 183 0204 or email: PALS - NUH NHS


Kingsmill Hospital

Bereavement office
Tel: 01623 622515, ext. 4189 or 4190

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)


Bassetlaw Hospital

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)


Support organisations

If you have lost a loved one and are feeling like you can't cope, please reach out for help.

The Samaritans is a confidential listening service available 24 hours a day on

  • Call Samaritans on 08457 909090
  • or call NHS Urgent Care on 111,
  • or your GP.

There are many other organisations that can help if you have suffered bereavement.