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 10:00. Leaving it until after this makes it much more difficult for the doctors to schedule their house calls so please contact us as soon as you think you need the doctor to visit.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. The doctor may phone you prior to visiting to discuss whether a visit is necessary. In general, it is always better, and quicker for you to be seen in the surgery. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to make an informed decision.
You can also 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.