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Coronavirus guidance   Do not attend the Surgery if you have any possible symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) the most common of which are a recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature, even if you have an appointment. Click this link https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for further information

If you have a face to face appointment with a Doctor or Nurse, please wear a face covering when you attend the appointment. Thank you

If you request a Doctors appointment, the Doctor will phone you back, and decide with you if you need to be seen. Do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment arranged by the Doctor or Nurse. If an appointment for the nurse has been made in advance, please do not attend if you develop symptoms by the time of the appointment

Due to the increased workload, please allow 72 hours from ordering to collecting medication and please note the front door will be closed between 1pm & 1.30pm for cleaning

With immediate effect we have stopped all drop-in appointments with the nurse. You must have an appointment before seeing the nurse. We have temporarily suspended booking appointments for the Doctor online, so the Doctor can speak to anyone requesting an appointment. Telephone appointments can continue to be booked online.

You can continue to collect medication (please do not order too early) from the surgery but we are relying on our patients to self-isolate and not attend the surgery if they have any cough/breathing/respiratory symptoms, fever or flu/cold like symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms please ask someone else to attend the surgery if you have any medication to collect. If you are self-isolating at home and not leaving your home premises for any reason, then please let us know and we will ensure you have your medication delivered to your property.

ONLINE MEDICATION ORDERING  If you wish to write a message to dispensary when you order medication, please write it in the box on the second page, beneath the list of medication you have ordered, not the first page (as this deletes the list of medication you want). Thank you

Medication reviews. In future on your repeat prescription list, if there is a message in bold print, please take note of it as it will be a message for you personally. (The automatic message has been removed). We are reviewing how medication reviews are carried out and you may note your review date may have been changed.

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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