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Patient Notice 

Surgery Closure

The surgery will be closed on Wednesday 17/10/2018 from 13:00 for essential staff training.

 

Our phone lines will be open as normal the following day (Thursday 18/10/2018) from 08:00 with the surgery opening at 08:20.

 

Please contact the Out of Hours Team on 01446 729562 should you require urgent medical advice whilst we are closed.

Flu Season

Upcoming walk-in Clinics

  • Thursday 18th October (West Quay) - Call in anytime between 13:30 and 16:50
  • Saturday 27th October (West Quay) - Call in anytime between 09:00 and 11:45
  • Wednesday 31st October (West Quay) Children's (2-3 year olds) Halloween party between 13:30 - 16:30
  • Saturday 10th November (West Quay and Rhoose )- Call in anytime between 09:00 and 11:45

See our latest news page for further information! 

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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