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When someone dies: a practical guide
Skip to content. When someone dies it can be very difficult to know what you are supposed to do. To help you, nidirect offers a simple checklist to guide you through the process. Before you start, it is very useful to have the following information to hand about the person who has died. This will make the task of completing any forms or documents much easier. After a death you will have to act quickly if it was the wish of the deceased or the nearest relative to donate organs for transplant.
Home Information When someone dies: a practical guide. If you were the person who was closest to the deceased, a lot of the responsibility may fall to you. This can be very overwhelming, especially when you will probably be dealing with many strong emotions at the same time. If the death occurs in hospital, the hospital or care staff will contact the person named by the deceased as the next of kin. The hospital mortuary will keep the body until the executor a personal representative of the deceased makes arrangements for it to be taken away. Before a death can be registered , a doctor will need to issue a medical certificate giving the cause of death. If the cause of death is not clear the coroner will carry out an invesitgation before issuing a death certificate.
We give practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close. This is a simple step by step checklist which you may find useful as a reminder of what needs to be done after someone has died. Some of the arrangements will need to be done by the executor or administrator of the estate and others can be done by family or friends. Please remember that this information is just a guide, and not all of the details will apply in every case. Please call us to discuss your individual circumstances, to find any telephone numbers you need or if you have any questions. To help you when filling out forms and writing letters, it may be useful to make a list of some of important reference numbers and information, such as the deceased's date and place of birth and marriage, National Insurance number and tax reference numbers.
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