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You can now contact the GP surgery via E Consult which you will find on the front page. This is an alternative way of contacting your doctor for health advice.

***Please note with immediate effect our doors will be closed, however our phones are open. Please only come to the surgery if you have pre booked appointment. Please contact us via the phone or online services.***

If you or a member of your family have cold or flu like symptoms, a persistent cough or high temperature please self isolate for 14 days. If you are not better after 7 days or feel you are getting worse, call 111 who will provide you with further care.

 NHS 111 will be experiencing very high call volumes. For advice information please follow the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

       If you use Patient Service Online please contact us to re-register for this service.

Do you think the practice could do better? Do you want to share your ideas and opinions? Please feel welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. Please call 01304 225559 and ask for Danielle.

We offer Online Access to our patients for booking appointments, ordering prescriptions and for viewing parts of your own medical records, using Patient Online Services. To register for this facility you will need to fill out an Online Services Request Form, available from Reception at the Surgery.

Do you look after a member of your family or a friend? Please let us know if you are a carer.

We are currently accepting new patients. 

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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