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Vaccinations Flu, Shingles, Men ACWY

FLU CLINICS  NOW AVAILABLE

 Are you in any of the following categories? If so, call now to book into one of the clinics being held from September 2017 if you are unsure we will be able to check for you. 

If you are aged 65 years or over, or suffer from chronic disease (such as heart, lung, liver, kidney or neurological disease), have diabetes, a weak immune system or if you are pregnant then you are entitled to the flu vaccination. Those living in long-stay residential homes or carers should also receive a flu vaccination.

Shingles

If you are aged 70,71,72,73 or 78,79 please contact the surgery to discuss shingles vaccines.

 Men ACWY Vaccine

All those aged 18 on the 31st August 2017 (born between 1st Sept 1998 and 31st Aug 1999)

Aged 18 on the 31st Aug 2016 (born between 1st Sept 1997 and 31st August 1998)

 Aged 18 on the 31st Aug 2015 (born between 1st Sept 1996 and 31st August 1997)

 Please contact the surgery to book in for your vaccine.

 Please contact the surgery with any queries or to book your appointments on 02476 542192

NHS HEALTH CHECKS

If you are aged 40 - 74 you are entitled to a free Health Check, It is important to get your health checked, especially if you do not visit the doctors very often. Please call the surgery to book an appointment.

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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