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Please be advised that the surgery is closed on bank holidays. If you need medical attention please dial 999 in an emergency, or 111 for medical treatment that cannot wait until the surgery is open again.

We do have Darwin Health Ltd Extended Access appointments running at Marden Medical Practice. You can book into these appointments by ringing the practice.

 Whilst we have the eConsult facility on our website please be advised that the response time is 48 working hours. eConsult is only available during working practice hours e.g. not evenings or weekends. If you need medical attention “out of hours” then please call 111. Thank you.

NEXT PATIENT GROUP MEETING -  1st Wednesday of the month held via an online platform follow the link to join https://join.skype.com/dPfObjbe2rjm  If you would like to ask a question or forward any correspondence,  please send this for the attention of the Chair, Belvidere Patients Group to belvidere.ooh@nhs.net.

Shrewsbury PCN - Shrewsbury Primary Care Network - a group of local practices working together.

Please consider using these services before visiting Accident and Emergency Department -

  •  contact NHS 111 on 111
  • attend Walk In centre at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital between 8 am and 8 pm.

The surgery closes for 3 afternoons a year for protected learning sessions.  On these occasions there will be a message on our telephone system advising patients of contact telephone numbers.  If you cannot wait until we re-open, please telephone NHS Direct on 111. 

 

 

 

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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