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We currently have 2 GPs absent from work which is unfortunately affecting the number of appointments we have available. We are also aware that it is difficult to get through to the surgery on the phone, we are in discussion with our telecommunication company to work through these issues. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Now our doors are open to you again we are happy to accept your prescription requests using the in-house prescription box.  You can also use e-consult and online access however, we are no longer able to accept them via the telephone.

In Times of Bereavement

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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 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.

Local Support Groups

www.wbsupport.org.uk - Warrington Bereavement Support

www.cruse.org.uk - Cruse Bereavement Care

uksobs.org - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide



 
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