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Hello All It Is That Time Of Year Again

Flu injections will be arriving here soon

If you are over 65 or in a at risk category ie; Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, Have compromised immune system ie; cancer treatment, HIV, Aids, pregnant

Please call the surgery to make an appointment from the third week in September for over 65 and from mid October for under 65's. Unfortunately this year has seen some changes in the suppliers and hence the one flu vaccine wont be delivered together.

GP Winter Pressures Extended Opening Hours Clinics

We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments. The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on weekdays and 8.00 am-1.00 pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability.

Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649

Our practice is taking part in an important national project about Diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA.

To take part we will be sharing information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA, the type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  For further infrmation about how your information is used please see the NDA patient information leaflet.

Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with Diabetes.

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or Nurse. This will not affect your care. More information is available - please ask a member of staff for a patient information leaflet.

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE FOR YOUR HEALTH CHECK

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

Patient Participation Group

We are actively seeking more people to join our on line group if you are interested please email  westbury.medicalcentre@nhs.net or phone 01743 884727 and please email us with any thoughts/ suggestions that you would like us to consider

 

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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