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We are operating flu clinics in 2020.  Please contact reception to book your appointment. Clinics will be by appointment only and will be operated in a slightly different way to ensure social distancing to protect you and our staff.


How to Access appointments -  From March we had to start to work very differently. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.


Your practice has been open for you throughout and if you need to see a GP please ring us on 01254 287150 between 8am and 6.30pm.  If you request a face-to-face consultation the GP will discuss your needs with you firstly via telephone or video call.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (mask or scarf to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse.  We do not have enough stock available to give out surgical masks to every patient as well as protecting staff.


We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means we all must all:


# stay at home as much as possible


# work from home if you can


# limit contact with other people


# keep your distance if you go out or at work (2 metres apart where possible)


# wash your hands regularly


# do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.


If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming unwell.  


If staff become unwell the surgery may have to close.


Help is available by telephone or video call and most routine face to face tests or treatments can wait until your symptoms have gone away.


Stay at home and protect the NHS and other members of the public.


Please do not to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital if you have a high temperature of 37.8 or above or a new continuous cough or loss of taste or loss of smell.


Please go online to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.  Patient should only call 111 if they do not have internet access.


Please use our website or online access to order repeat medication.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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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