If death has occurred at home

Contact the GP to confirm death & issue the Cause of Death Certificate. If the death is unexpected the coroner may need to be informed, the GP will advise on this.

If death has occurred in hospital

You will receive the Cause of Death Certificate from patient affairs & if death has occurred in a nursing home or hospice, the staff will contact the on call doctor on your behalf.

Contact your Funeral Director

‭020 8814 8738‬ 

Decide on a cremation or burial

Check the will to see if any wishes have been stated.

Register the death at the Registrar’s Office

Some operate an appointment system.

When you register you will need to take with you:

  • Cause of Death Certificate from the GP
  • Payment for copies of the Death Certificate.

The registrar will need to know the following information in regards to the deceased:

  • Full name
  • Last address
  • Occupation
  • Date & place of birth
  • Details of any surviving spouse or civil partner
  • Information of any state benefits

The Registrar will issue you with a Green Certificate for Burial or Cremation

We will need this for the funeral arrangements. You will also be issued with as many copies of the Death Certificate as you need.