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What to do when someone dies

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When someone close to you dies it's perfectly natural to want the world to stop for a while just to give yourself a chance to think clearly. It is a difficult and confusing time, and working out what needs to be done can seem overwhelming. The advice of a professional funeral director is invaluable at this time and help is only a phone call away.

When you are ready to make that call we guarantee you won't be put through to a call centre hundreds of miles away, you will immediately be connected to either Graham or Suzanne. We are available 24 hours a day to offer free, impartial advice and assist you in any way possible.

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If your loved one dies at home and the death has been expected, for example a terminal illness, then the first thing you should do is contact their GP, or NHS Helpline (dial 111), and they will advise you on what to do next.

 

If you are not the next of kin then you must inform the next of kin immediately.

If the death occurs at night, and you feel comfortable doing so, you can wait until the morning to call the GP.

If the cause of death is known the GP should be able to issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

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