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From Monday 7 September 2020 - We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 7 September 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

**CORONAVIRUS** Please Click Here for the most up to date information - we are still not doing face to face appointments at present please ring the surgery and we will arrange a telephone triage-please DO NOT come to surgery unless you have been asked to come down and please wear a face mask/covering

BLOOD TESTS - We have a new way of running our blood test clinic (Phlebotomy) - for more information, please click on Clinics & Services and go to the Blood Test Clinic tab.

As of Monday 3 August 200 we will no longer accept prescription requests over the phone unless by prior arrangement. Please use your nominated pharmacy or our online services.

We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you for your name/dob/tele no & what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure that 1) you are one of our patients and 2) that you are booked with the correct person which will give them time to prepare for your appointment.

 

We are taking on NEW patients, if you are in our practice are and would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door!

 

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

 

 

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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