Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit.
For this reason we ask our patients to come to surgery.
Home visits are for housebound patients who are too ill or immobile to come to the surgery. A home visit is not always the most appropriate course of action, and if patients are able to come to the surgery this is the safest place for them to be reviewed. The surgery has relevant equipment, medications and additional staff members if required, therefore it is more appropriate to assess and treat a patient in the surgery rather than at home if possible.
If you require a home visit please telephone before 10:30, the receptionist will ask you to describe your symptoms as this will assist the doctor in establishing whether a home visit is necessary and to establish the urgency of your call. All home visit requests will be triaged by a Dr first.
Please note – not having transport or childcare is not a valid reason for a home visit.