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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Monday 30th October 2017

With effect from 12 noon

Due to the high volume of patients wishing to register at this surgery, we are temporarily capping our list in order that we can continue to provide a safe and timely service to existing patients.

If you are part of the Cornwallis Group of practices, including Essenden Road, who have received a letter saying you are out of area, please call the helpline number below as some of these letters have been sent out incorrectly.

01424 735666

Email: cornwallisplazaenquiries@nhs.net 

If you are a new patient to the area wishing to register at a practice, please contact the allocation line on 01424 735652.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

When you attend for your next appointment why not use our new checking in service? As you walk into the waiting room you will see the new automatic check-in ahead of you, to the left. Just touch the screen and follow the instructions. To use it, all you need to know is your date of birth! It really is that simple!

PLEASE NOTE: GP appointments are 10 minutes in duration.

From the 1st September 2017 you will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions via the surgery email address.

We offer Online Patient Access which will enable you to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions.

To register, please visit the surgery to complete a registration form, bringing with you two forms of identification, one clearly stating your address.

 

Click on our new 'Dementia Support and Information' page (on the right hand side of the home page) for lots of help and advice on dealing with dementia.

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.

For free independent advice on bereavement issues, you can find more information at lastingpost.com



 
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