All details are completed on the Record of Inquest by the coroner, or the jury, at the end of the inquest are ‘the determination and findings’. Sometimes a short form conclusion will be recorded by the coroner or jury. Commonly used short form conclusion include:
– Natural causes
– Accident or misadventure
– Suicide
– Industrial disease
– Open verdict (where there is insufficient evidence for any other conclusion)

The coroner is not obliged to make use of a short form conclusion. The coroner may use a variant or give a narrative conclusion which sets out the facts surrounding the death in narrative form.