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NEWS - We are in the process of updating our telephone system, please bear with us during this time.

Click on this link for more information for parents on Covid advice for children under 12 years

Important Information

Please can we let you know that the The Lakes Medical Centre will be opening from 8am and closing daily from 1pm until further notice.

You will still be able to speak to us by telephone. 

From 1.30pm, all calls to the Lakes Medical Centre will be automatically transferred to our sister site - The Maples Medical Centre.

Please note that access to entering the building is limited at this moment in time

To reduce your need to visit the surgery: -

  • Check your symptoms online via 111.nhs.uk/ to direct you to the right place before contacting us.
  • If you or a family member living with you have any symptoms of the Coronavirus, stay at home and self-isolate as directed. Ring 111 if your symptoms get worse.
  • Call into a pharmacy for any minor aliments for them to assess and direct you – please use this link for more information on minor ailments.
  • Order your repeat medication on-line  via patientaccess.com or SMCCG.MaplesMedical@nhs.net 
  • Ask a friend or family member to become a proxy through Patient Access to order your medication for you, or see if they will post your request.
  • Send any general questions to the SMCCG.MaplesMedical@nhs.net mailbox.
  • Post your prescription requests outside in the surgery post box rather than coming in.
  • Send us an email or drop us a note asking us to contact you if you don’t know what medication it is that you need to order, and we will contact you back asap.
  • Ask the Drs medical questions via On-Line Consult - https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/maples-medical-centre
  • Make sure that you give us plenty of notice when ordering your medication (don’t leave it to the last minute).
  • We are sending prescriptions electronically to your Pharmacist, so please check with them first to see if they have received it before contacting the surgery.
  • Ring for a telephone consultation, or an enquiry.

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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