Help for SAIF Members facing problems with GPs

February 16, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF has often been contacted by members who have problems with GPs refusing to travel to verify and certify death. Often this also impacts nursing homes, who will only allow the closest funeral directors to remove the deceased, in order to reduce problems with the GP surgery, even if a different funeral director has been selected by the family.  This is an unfortunate situation which is increasing across the UK with GP’s refusing to travel.  However GPs are within their rights, according to the BMA, to choose where they view and certify death.

SAIF has provided some recommendations for our members in this situation.  Login to the Members’ Area to read the guidance.