Reporting a death & bereavement
Experiencing the death of a loved one is a very difficult time.
There are some essential processes that are are required to take place by law.
- If an expected death (someone who was suffering from long term/terminal illness) occurs at the patient's address or place of care, within practice opening hours, please contact us.
- If a death occurs outside of these hours, please contact 111.
A medical professional will need to visit the deceased to verify the death. A death certificate can then be arranged. This is required for the Registrar service to register the death.
Sometimes, a death will need to be referred to the coroner. A coroner is responsible for investigating and making decisions about an unexpected or sudden death. Find out more here.