Noticeboard

The surgery will be closed for staff training on Thursday 21st October from 1230 to 130pm, telephone lines will be answered on an emergency basis only.

Please see below the link to the Scottish Government website for information on how patients can now access their vaccination status without the need to contact their GP Practice.

https://www.gov.scot/news/covid-19-vaccination-status-scheme-launches/

Patients will be able access their Covid-19 Vaccination status online, by logging on to www.nhsinform.scot/covid19status.  For those patients unable to access the information online they can call the freephone Covid Status helpline to request their vaccination status which will be sent to them in the post.  The Freephone number is 0808 196 8565.

Patient satisfaction questionnaire

We would be grateful if you would complete this questionnaire about your visit/telephone consultation at the Practice today.  Feedback from this survey will enable us to identify areas that may need improvement. Your opinions are therefore very valuable.

Please forward the completed questionnaire to Clinical_Practice_DalblairMedicalPractice_80077@aapct.scot.nhs.uk.

General information on the Covid-19 vaccine is available here.

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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