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*IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICES*

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2017

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 2017  - CLOSED

Christmas Day Monday 25th December 2017 - CLOSED

Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 2017 - CLOSED

RE-OPENS Wednesday 27th December 2017  - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 28th December 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Friday 29th December 2017 - 8: 00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

New Years Day Monday 1st January 2018 - CLOSED

RE-OPENS Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

For a list of pharmacies open over the Christmas/New Year Period  please look under  the "Opening Hours" section above.

BLOOD TESTS

Due to the high demand on HCA appointments, all routine blood tests are now to be done at Park House by appointment only  Tel 0115 9617616,  with the exception of Warfarin and Rheumatoid Arthritis monitoring. Please make sure that you have your ICE request form to take with you to this appointment otherwise no bloods can be taken.  Thank You.

You may also have your bloods taken at the:

Arnold Health Centre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7BQ. Tel: 0115 8832300

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR ICE REQUEST FORM TO TAKE WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT OTHERWISE NO BLOODS CAN BE TAKEN

 

The way we handle electronic prescriptions for some of our patients is changing from 27th March 2017. Click here for more information and to find out whether these changes will affect you.

 

 

 

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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