Home Visits

To request a home visit please call the surgery before 10am.   The GP is able to see at least 4 patients in surgery in the time it takes to do a single home visit. 

Home visits are for the housebound and are at the discretion of the doctor, so please give the receptionist as much detail as possible when making the request, so that we can prioritise calls according to their urgency. 

If the doctor considers you require a Home Visit then this will take place after 12 noon by the duty doctor of that day and it is not possible for you to request a specific GP.

Home visits are not offered for social or convenience reasons.

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. 

It is always preferable to talk to patients at the surgery where access to clinical notes, diagnostics, prescriptions etc makes this safer.

 

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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.

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