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PATIENT GROUP MEETING WILL BE AT THE SURGERY ON Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 6.30pm  all are welcome 



PLEASE BE AWARE THAT STAFF CAN NOT BOOK CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS WITH A GP UNTIL 8.30am WHEN OUR CLINICAL SYSTEM UNLOCKS. 

In Times of Bereavment

If Death Occurs At Home

1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

2. Contact a funeral director.

3. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery). The Doctor can only issue a Death Certificate if the individual has been seen in the last 14 days prior to death, if this is not the case the GP will need to contact the Coroner and take advice which if the the patient was not Palliative and is an unexpected death may result in a Post Mortern taking place

4. Take this to the Registrars Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrars Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

5. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If The Death Occurs In Hospital

1. Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required.

2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 - 5 as above

Note For Cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.



 
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