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It's now flu season!

We are having a drop-in clinic on Saturday 21st October 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Please check with a receptionist if you are eligible for this years vaccination.  

The annual service for the Ponteland Road Health Centre x-ray equipment is due to take place on the afternoon of the 7th and 8th November. As a result the service will run between 08:00 and 12:00 on these two days.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

In Times Of Bereavement

In Times Of Bereavement

If death occurs at home

  1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

  2. Contact a funeral director.

  3. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).

  4. Take this to the Registrar's office (together with the deceased's medical card and birth certificate if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrar's office, but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

  5. The Registrar will normally issue a green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director, who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of certified copies you require for dealing with the deceased's finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If death occurs in hospital

  1. Contact a funeral director to inform him that his services are required.

  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital, then follow steps 4 - 5 as above.

Note for cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

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