If An Expected Death Occurs At Home
1. Telephone us on 0161 762 1515 and the patient's GP, or if we are closed a out of hours doctor, will visit to confirm that death has taken place.
2. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).
3. Contact a funeral director.
4. Make an appointment and take this to Bury Registrars Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place.
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 DWP. 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
If An Unexpected Death Occurs At Home
1. Ring 999 for the Police
2. The Coroner will advise you on what procedure to follow.
Note For Cremation
Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.