People to inform after a death

There are various people to inform after a death occurs. It is vital that all the relevant people are informed following a death as quickly as possible. Initially the doctor, family, and registrar will be advised, however, there are a whole host of other entities that will need to be advised.

Failing to advise such organisations can pose future problems, so it is best to complete the process as soon as possible.

Information you Need to Hand

It is vitally important that you have all relevant key information to hand before you begin the notification process. Make sure you have the following information available:

  • Full name and address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • National Insurance Number
  • Organ donor card, if applicable
  • Account numbers of relevant account held with organisations

Who Needs to be Informed of a Death?

In addition to immediate family, doctors and registrars, who needs to be informed of a death?  Many additional organisations that will need to be advised of a death. They include;

  • Any friends who are yet to be informed
  • Employer if applicable
  • The deceased solicitor, so the Will can be released (if applicable)
  • Local services such as in-home care assistance and meals on wheels
  • Inland Revenue
  • Bank and Building societies the deceased had accounts with
    Insurance companies the deceased had policies with
  • Facilities companies such as gas, water and electricity suppliers
  • Royal Mail in order to redirect mail

The  checklist is not an exhaustive account of all the organisations that need to be contacted. However, the list complies many of the most important organisations that must be informed of a death.

The deceased may have multiple other accounts, and affairs, whom all of which will need to be notified.


Albert E. Hicks Limited Funeral Directors will be able to advise you on any aspect of what to do when a person dies.  If you are unsure about any detail whatsoever, then please mention this at your funeral planning consultation. Alternatively, you can contact us via our contact form or by telephone.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions or are interested in discussing plans for your loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.