Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor. Please phone before 10.00am but do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. A temperature or a rash does not usually merit a home visit.
When the condition of the patient does require a home visit, please try to give details of the patient’s name, address, age and telephone number and reason for the visit. This information enables doctors to plan their calls and allows the most urgent cases to be visited soonest. We realise that most people make considerable effort to get to the surgery for which we are very grateful.
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.