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Bank Holiday Monday
We will be Closed Monday 28th May 2018 & We Will Re-Open 08:00am Tuesday 29th May 2018

Closed for Staff Training
13:00pm Thursday 14th June 2018 & We Will Re-Open 08:00am Friday 15th June 2018 - Prescriptions will be available for collection from Cohens Chemist Ainslie Street while we are closed

Next Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 19:00pm - For more information click HERE

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Please update your mobile telephone number at reception today so we can text your reminders of your upcoming appointments and notify you of any check-ups you are due.  For more information click HERE

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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