If a patient requires a consultation but is too ill to attend the surgery, then if appropriate we will arrange for them to be seen at home. We would be grateful if a request for a Home Visit could be made before 10am. Home visits should be strictly for housebound patients and for people with a serious illness who are unable to attend for consultation at the surgery.
Home visits cannot be made to patients temporarily residing outside the Practice boundary
We would respectfully ask if patients could make every effort to attend the surgery in order to see the doctor where possible. There are better facilities for examining and treating patients at the surgery.
In some instances the doctor may feel it is appropriate to telephone you and offer advice rather than visit. Equally the doctor may arrange for another member of the Primary care team such as our Paramedic or a District Nurse to visit rather than the doctor where appropriate.