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THANK YOU 

We would like to say Thank You for your patience over this busy Flu Season booking period.

As expected, our inbound calls and visitors into the practice have increased considerably since releasing our popular flu clinic dates. This means that some patients may be experiencing longer than normal waiting times to speak to a member of our reception team.

Please, where possible, book your flu vaccinations online or alternatively should you need to telephone or come in to make your appointment, we would ask that you do this after 10;30.

If you do not have online booking, please click on the following link to access the consent form which you need to complete and return to the surgery.

http://www.deepingspractice.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=4&pr=C83026

** Did you know that you can now also access your medical records online - please speak to our reception team for more 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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