Coronavirus (COVID-19): As we remain alert, please remember to bring an appropriate face covering if you are visiting the practice.

If you or a member of your household have a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss in or change of your sense of smell or taste,
please DO NOT come to the GP surgery unless requested to do so by a member of our team. Instead, please self isolate immediately in case you have COVID 19.
You must use the NHS 111 online coronavirus assessment and testing service or call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): As we remain alert, please remember to bring an appropriate face covering if you are visiting the practice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): As we remain alert, please remember to bring an appropriate face covering if you are visiting the practice.

If you or a member of your household have a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss in or change of your sense of smell or taste,
please DO NOT come to the GP surgery unless requested to do so by a member of our team. Instead, please self isolate immediately in case you have COVID 19.
You must use the NHS 111 online coronavirus assessment and testing service or call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

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Changes to Blood Tests - 26 August 2021

Currently there is a temporary national shortage of blood test bottles, which is expected to last until 17 September.

Unfortunately, this is affecting every healthcare service provider and we have been requested by NHS England to pause all non-urgent blood tests.

We will carefully assess all required blood tests to determine those that can be safely delayed. We will update patients when more information on the shortages changes. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Bereavement

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Bereavement

We believe that all bereaved people are entitled to a service that responds to, and respects, their basic needs at such a difficult time.

Your GP undertakes to:

  1. Ensure prompt completion of all death administration paperwork
  2. Fully explain the details written on the Death Certificate to the next of kin

If Death Occurs At Home

  1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.
  2. Contact a funeral director or your local community/religious funeral service
  3. Arrange to collect the doctor’s Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).
  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 social services. 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 or your local community/religious funeral service to inform them that their services are required.
  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 – 5 as above

Note For Cremation

Your funeral director or your local community/religious funeral service will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

Counselling Directory

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html
This is an excellent tool to help you to find local bereavement support nationally.

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