Free from Infection Certificate and Information (January 2018)
If a patient passes away and the family would like repatriate them to their country of birth, a ‘Free from Infection Certificate’ will be required from the Undertakers. The following provides information on what is required by the GPs in this instance:
If the patient has had a post mortem the information needs to be provided by a Pathologist from the hospital where this took place. If the GP has issued the death certificate this will then need to be provided by the GP.
There is, as such no formal certificate, however a letter will need to be provided.
This will need to include information regarding the infection status of the following:
- Hep B
- Hep C
This is not core GMS work therefore you are able to charge for this.
Please see attached template letter you may use if you wish.