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NHS BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL HEALTH APP

This brand new app which replaces any previous ones you may have used is the go-to app for all your GP related needs.

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So what can you do on this new app?

  • Book appointments at your own practice or a local extended access hub
  • A symptom checker to guide you on the best route of care
  • Order medication
  • Telephone calls with you GP
  • Video calls with your GP
  • Help with your on going health condition
  • Self-care advice
  • …and more!

New practices are being added every week so don’t worry if you don’t see yours on the list yet, it’ll be up and running soon.

If you have any questions or comments about the app please get in touch at bsol.comms@nhs.net

You can also visit the Birmingham and Solihull Health App website 

How to download the app

Simply visit your app store by clicking the icons below!

  Google playApple store

 

In Times of Bereavement

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.



 
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