In Times of Bereavement

If Death Occurs At Home

1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place (or 111 if the surgery is closed).

2. Contact a funeral director.

3. The Medical Certificate of death will be emailed securely to the Registrar’s Office, with the next of kin details, who the Registrar will then contact to arrange an appointment.  

4. For the appointment with the registrar, take along the deceased medical card. 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 finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If The Death Occurs In Hospital

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

2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 – 5 as above

Note For Cremation

Please provide the practice with details of the Funeral Director who will be managing the funeral arrangements so that the cremation form can be emailed securely directly to them.