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 THE FOLLOWING COHORT OF PATIENTS CAN BOOK FOR VACCINATION AT THE LOCAL VACCINATION CENTRE

  • PATIENTS AGED 65-69YRS OLD
  • PATIENTS WHO ARE CARERS AGED OVER 18
  • PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A "SHIELDING" LETTER BECAUSE THEY ARE CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE.

PLEASE VISIT http://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated  or call

0300 200 7813

 

DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE RECEPTION DESK REMAINS CLOSED AND THERE ARE NO ROUTINE FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.

WE CAN HOWEVER OFFER A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. TO REQUEST A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION PLEASE CALL BETWEEN 8.30AM-10.15AM MONDAY-THURSDAY & 8.30AM-9.45AM ON A FRIDAY.

THE COVID 19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME WILL TAKE PRIORITY IN THE COMING WEEKS/MONTHS AHEAD AND THE PRACTICE MAY NEED TO REDUCE COVER TO EMERGENCY ONLY.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE VACCINE. WHEN YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE VACCINATED THE PRACTICE WILL CONTACT YOU VIA LETTER, TEXT MESSAGE OR TELEPHONE CALL. 

****FLU VACCINE****

 THE SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL 50-64 YEAR OLDS.  IF YOU WISH TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR VACCINE PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIP APPLICATIONS

As a Practice we no longer complete requests from DLA / Attendance allowance / PIP forms OR for supporting evidence.

We strongly believe that to get an accurate assessment a face to face consultation is vital.  This needs to be carried out by the agency making the decision about your application, not by your GP.

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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