Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30. Visit requests after this time will usually be undertaken the following day unless they are regarded as urgent.
Patients may request a home visit only if they are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. GPs will only visit patients if they think that their medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
GPs may refer a Community Nurse to visit a patient at home. A Health Visitor will visit patients with new babies and newly registered patients with a child under 5 years.