Poor quality coroners a concern: Dutch health service

According to director Hugo Backx of the Municipal Health Services (GGD), there is some concern about the training of new coroners in The Netherlands, NU.nl reports. 

New techniques have to make up a large part of the training of new coroners so as to avoid possible evidence of crime being missed.

In the television program KRO Brandpunt, GGD Director Backx says that there is a new generation of coroners coming up "who haven't been educated properly, and that is very worrisome."

A spokesperson for the GGD, responsible for the work of the coroners, confirms this to NU.nl.

Any doubts about a natural death in a patient warrants a coroner to investigate the body to search for another cause of death. The training for this is relatively short, NU.nl writes.

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