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 require a home visit, you can help us by calling reception between 08:30 - 10:30.
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 he/she thinks 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
It may be that the doctor might decide to ask a member of the Early Visiting Service team to visit you and this will enable a decision on your further care to be made sooner than a home visit from your GP, should you require antibiotics or hospital admission.
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.