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Ordering your prescription by email at - prescriptions.amp@nhs.net The practice recognises that many patients that do not have an online access account are concerned about ordering their prescription. We have therefore set up an dedicated email account to receive prescription requests. Requests can be accepted directly from the patient or on behalf of the patient from a relative, friend or carer if appropriate. All requests should include full patient details; Name, Address, Date of birth and all items required (please note we will be unable to respond to requests which detail 'everything'. Items must be named. We will process requests via email within the same 48 hour time frame as long as staffing numbers at the practice allow. We are unable to process requests early and ask that patients do not request for the purposes of stock piling. Please include the name of the pharmacy you would like your prescription sending to and we will arrange for it to be forwarded directly to them.

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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