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We are pleased to announce the launch of our patients services email address which we hope will help patients to access services at the Practice easily and that it will be a useful point of contact.

salccg.limefieldpatientservices@nhs.net

 As with any useful service, there are a few necessary rules for patients to be  aware of which will help this service to run smoothly and efficiently. 

 USE THIS EMAIL ONLY IF YOUR REQUEST IS NOT URGENT - IF IT IS URGENT PLEASE RING THE SURGERY ON 0161-212 5050 OPTION 2.

  1. PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE DEALT WITH.  IF, FOR ANY REASON, IT WILL TAKE LONGER, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO LET YOU KNOW.
  2. WE CANNOT BOOK APPOINTMENTS FOR YOU VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS - PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ON 0161-212 5050 OPTION 2.
  3. WE ARE UNABLE TO DEAL WITH AN EMAIL IF IT DOES NOT STATE THE NAME AND FULL AND ACCURATE DATE OF BIRTH OF THE PATIENT.

 Please follow this guide to using the email address and do contact the Practice if you have any queries about using the email address.  As always, we are keen to receive constructive feedback from our patients.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRACTICE HAS MOVED TO:
  Newbury Place Health Centre
          55 Rigby Street
          Salford  M7 4NX
Tel:  0161-212 5050
Fax: 0161 212 5056

BABY CLINIC: Expecting and new parents please note - Our Wednesday morning baby clinic is now only bookable for 8-week checks. When one of our patients has given birth, the Practice will contact them to arrange Mum's 6-week check and baby's 8-week check. If a new parent doesn't hear from us, please contact the surgery. Baby's first immunisations will be given at the 8-week check visit. All other childhood immunisations can be booked by calling the surgery and arranging a convenient appointment with the nurse. 

BABY CLINIC: Expecting and new parents please note - Our Wednesday morning baby clinic is now only bookable for 8-week checks.  When one of our patients has given birth, the Practice will contact them to arrange Mum's 6-week check and baby's 8-week check.  If a new parent doesn't hear from us, please contact the surgery.  Baby's first immunisations will be given at the 8-week check visit.  All other childhood immunisations can be booked by calling the surgery and arranging a convenient appointment with the nurse.         

Friends and Family Test: This is a further opportunity for you to have your say, from Monday, 1st December 2014. You can do this by completing a form at the surgery or via the Have Your Say Friends and Family Test (blue column of links below).

Flu Jabs - can you have one at your GP Practice? If you are over-65 years old, have a risk factor, are pregnant or are a carer, please speak to our Receptionist about booking your appointment. 

In Times of Bereavment

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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