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******* UPDATE *******

I am pleased to let you know that we have managed to secure enough vaccine to offer appointments to our patients who are over the age of 70 years and those regarded as clinically at risk.

We will be holding clinics over the next few days so you should be receiving a telephone call to book an appointment. This means our teams will be making over 500 telephone calls to make appointments so thank you for your continued patience at this very busy time.

Pam Saltmer

Practice Manager

***Coronavirus Vaccine update***

As I am sure you will appreciate, we are working hard to ensure that all of our patients in the priority groups are offered an appointment to have the Coronavirus Vaccine.

To date we have been working through the eligible cohorts in turn and have held several clinics, two of which have been whole days.

The Government have announced that all patients in groups 1 to 4 will be vaccinated or offered an appointment by the 15th February. We know that we still need to vaccinate some patients in those groups, particularly the over 70 age group and those deemed clinically at risk. We are allocated the vaccine on a week by week basis so please rest assured that we will be calling you the moment that we are told that vaccine is being delivered to us.

We appreciate that everyone is very keen to get the vaccine and we are ready and prepared to call you to invite you to make an appointment just as soon as we know that we have supplies.

Our telephone lines are extremely busy with enquiries about this which may prevent patients with a medical emergency reaching us. Please wait to be called.

With very best wishes

Pam Saltmer

Practice Manager


** Covid Vaccination Programme **

The Covid Vaccination programme has commenced and is a schedule of 2 vaccinations. Local practices are working together to provide this important vaccine to all eligible patients across Scarborough and Ryedale.

We are working under strict guidelines from NHS England regarding eligibility and the order of invitations. If you are eligible you will be contacted by the practice and should expect to book 2 appointments for your 2 doses. Please note the location of your appointment as this may not be your usual surgery.

Please be assured that you will be contacted as the vaccine becomes available to our patients.

These are challenging times and we thank you for remaining patient and respectful with our staff whilst they try to assist you.

Thank you

 


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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