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Late May Holiday -  The surgery will be CLOSED on Monday 31st of May for the public holiday. If you require urgent medical advice please contact your local pharmacy, minor injury unit or NHS 24 on 111.


COVID Vaccine for unpaid/unregistered carers - You can now book an appointment by calling 0800 030 8013 and select option 3.


We have completed the first and second doses of the COVID vaccine for all 75+ aged patients and shielders.


All other age groups/categories will be completed in community hubs which will be communicated to you directly by the Health Board and not the practice. You can visit NHS Inform or call the COVID vaccine helpline on 0800 030 8013 for any queries.


To reduce footfall at the surgery, all prescriptions must be picked up by a pharmacy driver and sicklines must be posted out to your home. Please do NOT come to the surgery for either of these.


Also if you are a new patient looking to register with the practice, please do NOT come to the surgery to do this, instead see the following page for more information on how to register.


For a guide to GP services during COVID-19 please see the following video - Guide to GP Services


Our Practice Policy for COVID-19


Staff Training - The surgery will be CLOSED every Tuesday between 12.30 - 13.30 for the forseeable future for staff training. For urgent matters, there will still be a telephone service.


Online booking of GP appointments via. Patient Access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus. The text reminder service is also disabled at present.

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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