Decision details

(R&E) Digital Autopsy Service

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The decsion is regarding the continuation of the Digital Autopsy Service that has been piloted from March 2021 with iGene as the service provider.




Date of Decision:

7 September 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Paul Woodcock. Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)




Brief Description of Decision:



1.    That the Digital Autopsy Service be implemented on a permanent basis following cessation of the existing pilot.


2.    That Doncaster Council, on Rotherham MBC’s behalf, start the new arrangements as part of their contract with iGene without a break in service at the close of the pilot.


Reasons for the Decision:



To enable the continuation of the Digital Autopsy Service.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:


The alternative option of not continuing with the Digital Autopsy Service was not recommended.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:


Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered

The report of the Strategic Director – Regeneration and Environment - Digital Autopsy Service



I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision regarding the continuation of the Digital Autopsy Service with iGene as the service provider.




Signed by the Decision Maker


Paul Woodcock


Dated: 7 September 2021              

Name: Paul Woodcock                        

Job Title: Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

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