In times of bereavement

If death occurs at home.

  1. Telephone the Doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place
  2. Contact a funeral director to inform them of the patients death
  3. Death Certificate will be issued by patients GP. 
  4. The surgery will email the patients Death Certificate to the Registrars Office. You do not need to come to the surgery to collect the patients Death Certificate. Patients Next of Kin will be informed by the admin team when the Death Certificate has been emailed. You can then go online onto the Worcestershire County Council website to book an appointment with the registrar. 
  5. The Registrar will normally issue a green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If the death occurs in hospital.

  1. Contact a funeral director to inform him his services are required
  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4-5 as above.

Note For Cremation.

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the Practice regarding the additional certification required. Any Cremation paperwork needed will be completed by the GP that last saw the patient alive. The paperwork is then either collected by the funeral home or emailed to the funeral home if they are not situated within the Evesham area. 

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