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FLU CLINICS AVAILABLE

RING 373 2211 TO BOOK PLACES

FROM 1 NOVEMBER AND FURTHER TO DR DIVALL'S RETIREMENT, PLEASE BE ASSURED WE WILL HAVE OTHER GPs AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO BOOK WITH.

THE PRACTICE IS ACTIVELY RECRUITING FOR A REPLACEMENT PARTNER. WHEN WE HAVE A NEW GP PARTNER IN PLACE DR DIVALL'S PATIENTS  WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REGISTERED WITH THEM. 

Dementia Connect  A New  Free Support & Advice Service dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk Or  Tel 0333 150 3456

Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10- 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  Aug 19

Evening and weekend routine appointments available from our hub based at Leyhill Surgery, 228 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UE. Bookings at our reception or 0121 373 2211

Saturday Nursing Appointment Availability Here..... ask at reception
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - We are offering the Electronic Prescription Service if you want your prescription to go to your preferred pharmacy ask them to nominate you. You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this. If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused. 

Note emails to the practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent.

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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