Births, marriages, deaths

Information for doctors submitting a medical certificate of cause of death

You should email scanned copies of medical certificates of cause of death (MCCD) to Nominated.Registrar​ providing the death occurred within the Liverpool city boundary. If the death occurred outside Liverpool please contact the relevant local Register Office.

We cannot accept private emails — they must be sent from your GP or hospital email.

Please make sure that:

  • all details, including the cause of death, are clear and legible.
  • no abbreviations are used for the cause of death.
  • the signing doctor's name, GMC registration number and the telephone number of their surgery are written clearly after the signature.
  • both sides of the MCCD are scanned.

Failure to do this will mean the MCCD is returned, and the registration cannot take place. Please call 0151 233 3004 if you have any queries. The family should be advised to book an appointment to register a death online or by calling 0151 233 3004.

Once scanned you should retain the MCCD for 28 days in case of enquiries, and then destroyed as confidential waste. You do not need to post the original MCCD to the Register Office.