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13th October-

'We would like to thank our patients for their understanding and patience during our change of computer systems. We still have a lot to learn and would appreciate if you bear with us over the next few weeks. We are hoping to resume full service shortly and commence our new on-line patient access for booking appointments and ordering prescriptions by mid November.'

4th October - Practice Notice Please Read Below!

15th September- 2017 Flu Clinic

30th August- Changing Clinical System- How will it effect our patients?

 8th August - New Premises Pharmacy

1st June - Development progress on the new surgery

4th May -  Structure of the new practice building is now underway

28th March- It's definitely started!

March 2017 -  New Churchdown surgery premises finally goes ahead!

2016 - First Notification of new premises

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.

For free independent advice on bereavement issues, you can find more information at lastingpost.com



 
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