Home Visits

Requesting a home visit

Patients will be visited at home if housebound or suffering from a serious medical problem that makes travelling difficult. Remember: it is better to be seen at the surgery where we have facilities for examination and treatment and it makes the best use of time. A doctor can see up to five patients in the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit. Please phone before 10.00am so that the doctors can prioritse. We expect children to be brought to the surgery except in exceptional circumstances and we will, if necessary, see them urgently. It is not harmful to bring a child out when they have a temperature. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible, including the ‘phone number and the address from where you are calling.

Emergency visits can be arranged by contacting the surgery during surgery opening hours.