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PORINGLAND NEW BUILDING -  We have a couple of problems which we ar ediscussing with the architect.  Firstly there is a serious echo in reception.  This can be sorted and there is a company advising us.  Meanwhile, if you need to speak to a receptionist confidentially please just ask as we have a convenient room to slip into.  Also, we have no letter box.  Until this matter is corrected please bring your repeat slips in during opening hours, post them to us as the postman delivers during office hours or order electronically.  Sorry for this inconvenience, unfortuantely we can not simply put an unsecure post box outside as most of the information and requests we receive is medical in conficence.

NAMED GP - Everyone in the practice now has a named GP.  If you are unsure who yours is then please ask at reception, but please remember that you can still see whichever GP you prefer.

NEW PPG REPORT AVAILABLE - See PPG section

In Times of Bereavement

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).

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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