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WHEN TWO BECOMES ONE….

We are very pleased to announce the Cloisters Practice and Westgate Practice will be merging in the near future, under the Westgate name.

Please select ‘Practice Merger’ from the list on the right hand side of this page for further information about this and for a list of FAQs.

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Find out more about e-consult by clicking on this link -

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The Cloisters Practice News

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Bank Holiday Closure

The Practice will be closed on Monday 28th August for the Bank Holiday and reopen as usual on Tuesday 29th August.

If you are going away don't forget to order any repeat prescriptions you may need in time for them to be processed and for you to collect them before you go!

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Did you know we need a letter of authority/consent to share medical information?

Patient confidentiality is very important to us and we will not share your medical information without your consent.

Have you ever thought about who will help you with your appointments or medical information as you age or if you became unable to deal with things yourself?

If you wish us to be able to discuss your medical information with a family member or friend you can complete a letter of authority/consent. This can be done at any time in advance of you needing it and may help relieve the stress of your family member if you suddenly became unable to deal with things yourself.

If this is something that you think you would like to do please ask for a form at reception.

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Following the CQC visit to our Practice in February 2015, we have received an offical rating of GOOD.

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Who is your Named GP - click here for more information.

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Online Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering

Are you registered for our online appointment booking facility? If not please ask at reception for a registration form to book your GP appointments online

You are now able to order your repeat prescriptions online.

Register for this facility today by asking for the application form from reception

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Named GP's for over 75's

All patients aged 75 and over are required to have a named GP responsible for their care. This does not affect you seeing other Doctors in the Practice. To find out who your named GP is, please call us on 01543 416655. for more information, please see our Practice leaflet Named GP for over 75s.doc

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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