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IT'S FLU SEASON AGAIN! If you are eligible, please book  in for a flu vaccination, unless you are due to see the nurse or doctor, who will offer you one at that time.

As from 1 November 2017 Friday afternoon will no longer be an "open"  surgery but will be bookable appointments.  Please note new times for Friday afternoon - 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Are you off to university?  Were you born on or after 1.9.1996? Have you had a MenACWY vaccination?  Please contact the surgery for further information.

If you have an early morning appointment at the surgery, you will need to ring the doorbell.

The surgery will be using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service as from Wednesday 9 May 2017.  Please let us know your preferred pharmacy.  Nomination forms for this are available from reception.  

 There is a lockable box in the surgery entrance for prescriptions - NO NEED TO QUEUE!

Gentle reminder of times for "open surgeries"

8.30am-10.00am Monday to Friday
and 4.00pm-6.00pm on Friday(change 1.11.17 see above)

Wireless internet now available in the surgery.

 Please note our extended hours are changing as from 1 April 2017.

Dr Pace will not be in the surgery on Thursday 12 October 2017.

The surgery will close on the afternoon of Thursday 12 October 2017 for protected training time, actively supported by West Kent CCG, to improve the care of our patients.

 

 

 

  

 

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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