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Our annual flu drop in clinics will be held in the carpark at Old Road West Surgery with a dedicated one way system. This will be on Saturday 3rd and 17th October between 8-12. No appointment necessary.


Please see the following link regards government guidance on wearing face masks and any exemption: www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask

Our surgery has signed up with DOCTORLINK to allow improved access to Patient Services. Please download it from the App Store or use the link below:

https://app.doctorlink.com/oldroadwestsurgery_alllocations/register

PLEASE NOTE ANY APPTS BOOKED ONLINE WOULD BE A TELEPHONE CALL/TRIAGE AND ONLY VISIT THE SURGERY WHEN THE CLINICIAN ADVISES YOU TO. PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK/COVERING FOR ALL FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATIONS. 

See the latest advice about who should self isolate:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SURGERY HAS ACHIEVED AN OVERALL RATING OF GOOD AT OUR RECENT CQC INSPECTION.

Our surgery is now taking new patients. Please register at reception.

PLEASE SEE THE 'CARERS DIRECT' (5) LINK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS AS A CARER

The surgery is closed everyday for lunchtime between 12:30 and 13:30. The phone lines will be open for emergency calls only during this time with normal service resuming at 13:30.

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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