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PATIENT FACING SERVICES: CORONA UPDATE:

As an interim measure and in order to assess patients accurately we are stopping on-line appointment booking access.  Therefore please be patient when phone the surgery to book appointments.  Please also note that whilst this pandemic continues patients will be telephoned by a clinician to discuss their symptoms before being given an appointment

If you have any reason to suspect that you may be suffering from Coronavirus (COVID-19) , DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. Stay at home and read 111online 111 Online


The latest goverment information is available here: Government information & NHS C19 advice

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Following the ban on fax machines by the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock , our fax machine has now been turned off. We will gradually be updating all our headed notepaper and compliment slips but please take this as notification that we can no longer receive or send faxes.

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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