CUTLERS HILL SURGERY
Procedure concerning death certification
When someone has died a death certificate needs to be issued by a medical practitioner. We want to explain the practicalities so that things go as smoothly as possible at this difficult time for you. We do understand what a busy and stressful time it can be.
The patient’s usual doctor will normally complete the certificate. Sometimes it may not be straightforward, for instance if the usual doctor is away or if the death needs to be discussed with the coroner.
So that you are not inconvenienced we would suggest collecting the certificate from the surgery reception two working days after the death occurred. This will allow for any complications in issuing the certificate to be addressed.
We do appreciate that you will need to register the death within 5 working days and would not wish to delay this. If there is a particular problem with waiting for two working days to collect the certificate then please let our receptionist at Cutlers Hill Surgery know and we will do our best to fit in with your plans or appointments. Please ensure we have your contact details in case we need to let you know of possible delays.
GPs at Cutlers Hill Surgery