Death certification reform – slower but on its way

Reform is coming – but probably not quite as quickly as we’d like. That was the message from National Medical Examiner Professor Peter Furness when he addressed the National Association of Funeral Directors at its conference in Manchester on the issue of death certification reform ...

New president and diverse subjects at conference

Paul Cuthell, installed as the new president of the National Association of Funeral Directors, confessed himself as “somewhat bamboozled that a wee laddie from Scotland” could be given such an honour.

But, in a speech to the association’s AGM and conference in Manchester, he pledged his energy and commitment and said funeral directors shared “a desire to make a difference in the lives of those in our area who turn to us following a bereavement” ...


Midlands eco-friendly funeral home opens

Ian Hazel has opened a new funeral home in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, which can boast state-of-the-art eco-friendly status, with mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and under-floor heating ...


Funeral director’s charity fund makes first donation

Funeral director David Bray decided to mark his 30th anniversary with the family business with a significant milestone, so last summer he launched the Bray Charitable Fund to benefit organisations and groups in the local community.

David and his son James have just presented the fund’s first cheque – £500 for The Wadebridge Dementia Action Alliance ...

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