If someone dies at home you need to call their GP and nearest relative immediately.
If the GP has seen the person in the last 14 days for what they believe has caused the death then they can certify the death. If they haven’t seen the person in the last 14 days, or have seen them in the last 14 days but not for what they believe has caused the death then the coroner is informed.
Once you have the medical certificate of cause of death you must register the death within 5 days, which you can do by contacting the Registrar’s Office local to your loved one.
If a loved one has died we are here to help. You can call us any time, day or night, on 01823 322072 or 01278 433950. We will care for your loved one until the funeral takes place.
Once you have registered the death you can start funeral arrangements. Our team are here for you every step of the way to make sure you are supported during this difficult time.