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PLEASE SEE THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER OF ST HELIERS MEDICAL PRACTICE WITH DR ALI & PARTNERS AND COMPLETE THE ONLINE SURVEY

We will be closing at 1pm on Monday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 27th December as usual. We will also be closing at 1pm on Monday 31th December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January as usual. Please remember to order your prescriptions on time.

Flu Vaccinations - this year there are 2 types of Flu vaccinations for Adults. The 1st is for Patients 65yrs & over before 31/03/2019. These are available now. The 2nd type for Adults under 65yrs old & in an at risk category such as Heart Disease, COPD, Diabetes, Asthma, immunosuppressant, Stroke & Pregnant women are now available. Please book your appointment now.

Childrens Nasal Flu vaccinations are available from the  -  please book with one of our Practice Nurses Ruth Cox or Lisa Curry.

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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