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We are in the process of changing our clinical system. Our switch date is Tuesday 10th September 2019. Our new clinical system will enhance our service to you bringing you the benefits in the near future. Please be patient with our staff during this transitional period.


From the 29/08/2019 you will no longer be able to use the online service to book appointments or order medication. We are in the process of changing our computer system so you will have to re-register with the new online system. You will be contacted in due course with your new registration details. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The 2019/20 Flu clinic for over 65 patients only will be held on Saturday 12th October from 9.00am - 12.00 midday. We will confirm clinics for all other patients shortly.


The Surgery will be closed on Tuesday 24th September from 1.30pm - 4.30pm for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Missed Appointments - If you are unable to attend your appointment please inform the surgery so we are able to offer these to other patients.  In July there were 37 Doctor and 43 Nurse appointments that were unattended.


Prescription forms (ie not medication) are now collected from the Enquiries Desk.  Medication is collected from the Dispensary.

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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