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  • Primary Care Services (VI) Additional Appointments Available

    Appointments are now available on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays for patients of practices within Primary Care Services (VI).

    Appointments will be delivered from West Park Surgery West Park Hospital between 8am and 2pm. 

    Appointments will be available on a first-come first-serve basis to be booked in prior to the day through your normal GP practice.

    If you need to book an urgent appointment please call 111 who will redirect your call; alternatively you can call the practice directly on 01902 422677 on the day.  

    Find out more about Primary Care Services (VI) on the Royal Wolverhampton NHS website.   

    Primary Care Services (VI) have also Improved Access during the week with weekday appointments available from 5pm – 8pm. For further information please contact your practice team.

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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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