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NEXT PPG MEETING: MONDAY 2nd JULY 2018

Location: Honeypot Medical Centre, 404 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, HA7 1JP.

Time: 7pm

Summer Bank Holiday

Honeypot and Charlton Medical Centres will be closed for the Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August.  However, Belmont Health Centre GP Access Clinic will be open as usual from 8am until 8pm

The Belmont Health Centre, 516 Kenton Lane, Harrow, HA3 7LT

This is a ‘drop in service’ where you do not need an appointment. The GP that you see will send us the consultation notes electronically that are uploaded onto your medical record.

 

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;

  •  Obtain 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, although 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
  •  Outgoings that 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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