Who is the service for
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. The final decision on who gets a home visit rests with the GP. We ask all other patients to use an alternative form of consultation.
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. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
How to arrange a home visit
Please call reception before 10.30am, they will ask you some basic details so that the GP can make a decision on suitability for a visit.
The GP may call you back if they think an alternative form of consultation is more suitable. We try and see all home visits on the same day, however urgent problems take priority and so you may have to wait if your problem is less urgent. If you call after 10.30am your visit will be scheduled for the following day unless it is urgent.