Requests for home visits should be made before 10.30 am. Before visiting, the Doctor will telephone to discuss the problem. The receptionist should be informed if you are ringing on behalf of someone else and in all cases we should be given a contact telephone number.
Home visits are generally for the terminally ill or bed bound. If patients are too ill to attend the surgery, please phone to request a home visit between 8.00 am and 10.30 am. For emergency home visits outside these times, patients will have to be seen by the Duty Doctor. Please note for every home visit four surgery consultations can be carried out and the surgery is better equipped to investigate and treat many such emergencies. The Doctor will aim to visit within four hours from the end of surgery.
You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.