Press Release / Leicester pioneers a local authority funded non-invasive autopsy service
  • November 2, 2017 | 
  • 10:55 am | 
  • Press Release
  • Toshiba-Aquilion-16-e1486654393962Leicester pioneers a local authority funded non-invasive autopsy service

    The Coroner for Leicester City and South Leicestershire, Mrs Catherine Mason, announced changes in post mortem procedure yesterday to less intrusive alternatives such as virtual autopsy, more commonly known as MRI/ CT scanning.

    The diverse communities of our city have welcomed this change to the post mortem system, which demonstrates close working relationships between the community, statutory authorities and other stakeholders.

    MBCOL would like to express its sincere thanks and gratitude to the University of Leicester, Professor Guy Rutty, Professor Bruno Morgan and most importantly our Coroner, Mrs Mason, and her staff for this significant development in the provision of a funded imaging system for Leicester’s various faith and non-faith communities.

    Suleman Nagdi, Chair of MBCOL said, “This commitment is welcome indeed. This new development will eliminate a two-tier system. We also believe that in doing so much of the anxieties felt by loved ones will be eliminated. We have all been working very hard to reach this momentous moment” 

    Vinod Popat of the Shantidham Project and  Resham Singh Sandhu, Chair of the Leicester Faith Forum and Leicester Sikh Welfare & Cultural Society have also endorsed this.

    Mrs Mason and her colleagues are to be applauded for all their hard work and determination in delivering this new service. We hope that other jurisdictions will follow in this good practice in other parts of the country.

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    Suleman Nagdi (Chair-MBCOL)

    M: 07759 446555

    E: admin@mbcol.org.uk