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NHS England have made an announcement in the press on 14th May regarding face to face appointments and open reception for patients.  Please bear with us whilst we put our systems in place.  For clarity, our Clinicians will continue to decide following a telephone consultation if you will need to be seen face to face.       

15th September 2021 - Closed for Training from 1pm for Staff Training

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Covid Passports from Monday 17th May 2021 - see Home Page for Details

National data opt-out

The deadline to opt out of NHS digital sharing your identifiable patient data is the 1st September 2021.
 
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
 
If you wish to opt out of this, you will be required to fill out a Type 1 Opt-out form. This can be found online by clicking on the below link: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out Please return this form to the surgery.
If you are completing this for a child under the age of 13, you will be required to fill out the below form:
This needs to be emailed directly to the email listed on the form by the child's parents/carers

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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