Confirmation of Death Policy


An easy to read, engaging and comprehensive policy outlining your organisation’s approach to confirmation of death, in line with statutory obligations.


Confirmation of Death Policy

An easy to read, user-friendly policy aimed at safeguarding service users and staff in relation to confirming service user death.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

This document has been significantly updated in accordance with legal requirements covering confirmation of death.

This comprehensive policy covers:

  • Roles of the nursing team
  • Definition of terms
  • Process
  • When not to confirm death

Length: 8 pages

Date reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” and replace with your own organisation’s name and details.

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