Home Visits requests when you are too ill to attend
Requests for home visits to patients who are too ill to attend surgery should be made as early as possible and before 10.00am. Visits are undertaken after morning surgery (after 12.00 noon) by the duty doctor of that day.
Homes visits are not offered for social or convenience reasons. It is always preferable to see patients at the surgery where access to clinical notes, diagnostics, prescriptions etc makes this safer.
We regret you cannot request a particular doctor to attend a home visit - these are undertaken by the Duty Doctor for that day.
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 when you phone the Receptionist to request a Home Visit, this will enable the doctor to prioritise house calls.
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.