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Newsletter summer 2017

Goodbye

Dr. Liz Green, GP Partner, sadly left the practice at the end of June 2017. Liz started here when we moved into 175 back in 2005 and has decided to pursue more flexible working as a locum GP. Click here to view her open letter to patients.

Repeat prescriptions

Please note when ordering repeat prescriptions please do not order any more than two weeks in advance (unless there is a certain reason i.e. holiday, in which case please specify).

CQC Inspection

The Practice is delighted to announce that we have received an overall 'Good' rating from the Care Quality Commission inspection, with some 'Outstanding' points highlighted throughout the report. The inspection took place in February this year and you can read the full report by clicking on the link below.

CQC Report Feb 2016

Annual Practice Survey

Our annual practice survey has now closed.  Results will shared once collated.

EPS - Electronic Prescription Service

The practice is now 'live' with EPS. Please read the attached patient information and if you would like to nominate a preferred pharmacy please contact them to arrange this.

EPS Patient Information.pdf

Parking! - please see Latest News for information and appeal advice.

Friends & Family Test

Please take a minute to tell us about your last trip to the practice - Beaconsfield Medical Practice - Friends & Family Test

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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