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Free flu vaccine 2017

  • Check if you are eligible - Click here:  Who-should-have-flu-vaccine
  • all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 (born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2013) will be offered the vaccine by their School Nurse but those who ALSO have a long-term health condition may choose to attend surgery instead

  • Flu appointments are available to book using Patient Partner 24/7 Automated telephone booking (no password needed), or your SystmOnline account, or via reception

Patient Partner 24/7 Automated Telephone system.  

Book a new appointment using just the buttons on your telephone - you do not need a PIN.   Telephone the surgery day or night and choose Option 1.  If you also follow the instructions to create a Patient Partner PIN you will be able to use the system to order repeat prescriptions and check /change / cancel existing appointments. 

PP FAQ's

Identity Documents


sign up for Electronic Prescriptions  - its so much easier!

Ask your Pharmacist and / or Dispensing Appliance Contractor for a Nomination form 

Click here for more information: eps-patient-information-sheet

(Please note that Charter Medical Centre is not a Dispensing GP Practice - the pharmacy in our building is independent from our Practice)



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.

For free independent advice on bereavement issues, you can find more information at lastingpost.com



 
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