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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - ISOLATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD. STAY AT HOME

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough - even if it's mild.

Everyone in your household must stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP OR HOSPITAL.

Go to NHS.UK to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice.  Only call NHS 111 if you can't get online or your symptoms worsen.

Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact.

Find out how to isolate your household at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES ZOE STRACHAN (07971981471) OR MAY NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. THIS INCLUDES NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS.

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.  

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 Appointments are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - You Must Nominate A Pharmacy For Your Electronic Prescription Service.

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 do not so this the practice will nominate Wylde Green Pharmacy for your first order. 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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