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We will be changing clinical systems on 29 August and are hoping it will go smoothly, but from Wednesday 22 August certain services will be unavailable, i.e. online services, electronic prescription - please bear with us during this time.


If you are signed up for online services you will need to re-register on the new system to continue using online services, we will inform you when it is ready


We are taking on NEW patients, if you would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door! There will be a slight delay on the process from Monday 20 August but will be resolved after 29 August


Have your say and join our Patient Participation Group - for more details contact Reception!


We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & coming soon a MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure you are booked with the correct person and gives them time to prepare for your appointment.

In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.



 
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