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PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 0121 557 2581

Please note all initial appointments are currently via Telephone only during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic. If  FOLLOWING your telephone appointment, you need to be seen face to face this will be arranged by the GP

You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

We are currently not registering new patients. Unless those patients are new babies, newly fostered or adopted children of patients already registered at the Practice

National Carers week 8th to 14th June 2020

Do you look after someone, Are you a carer. Please let us know. Please see the Carers section of this website under further information for links on support available.

www.carers.org      www.youngcarers.net   http://route2wellbeing.info/

Care support team 0121 612 6000 

You can now get extended access to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings between 6.30 and 8.00pm Mon to Friday and 9.00am till 12.00 midday Saturday's and Sunday's.

Please note all appointments are currently via Telephone during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

For CORONAVIRUS advice visit Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the event of emergency please call the surgery number and follow the instructions 

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLINE SERVICES

Swanpool now offers ONLINE SERVICES, make appointments, order medication and view your medical records. Please ask at reception for more information.


You can also now request the Electronic Transfer of most repeat prescriptions to a nominated pharmacy.

(Please ask reception or your local pharmacy for more information)

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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