If you are ill, need to see a doctor and are unable to come to the surgery, please telephone the surgery before 10:00am and give the practice staff full details of the problem.
Home visits are reserved for the housebound, infirm and seriously ill patients. Doctors will always encourage patients to come to into the surgery because this is where the best care can be provided. Specialist equipment is at the surgery, tests can be carried out more easily and medication issued if necessary. Minor ailments will not worsen by coming into the surgery, and you will be seen and be able to start treatment more promptly than would be possible had a home visit been requested.
Please note, in the time it takes to see one person at home, your GP can see between three and four patients at the surgery. For this reason, if you request a home visit, your GP may call you back to find out more about your problem before deciding to come out.
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.