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PLEASE BEAR WITH US

We have an unusually high number of staff absent from the practice at the moment, and while those who remain are working as hard as they can, there may be some delays and disruption to our usual services.
Please consider if your call is urgent, or whether you can seek advice from a local pharmacist before contacting the practice.
We encourage you to submit non-urgent and administrative requests via the eConsult function on our website - https://beechfieldmc.webgp.com/
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this testing time.

Flu & COVID vaccines

To book a COVID Vaccination click here

For information about flu and covid vaccines - please see our 'Clinics and Services' page here

Information about Vaccine Exemption Certificates can be found here

CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST ADVICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING THE SURGERY BY CLICKING HERE

Please do not visit the practice if you think you. or someone you live with, may have symptoms of coronavirus. For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

Covid vaccination status/passport news

We are unable to issue covid vaccination passports or certificates at the practice.

Please see click here for further information on vaccination passports. 

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App, -which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119.

 


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.