When patients are unable to visit the surgery, home visits can be made by Doctors and District Nurses. It would help us if requests for GP home visits were made before 10am. The telephonist will ask for details of the patient and the problem so that the urgency of the call can be assessed.
Please bear in mind that the doctor can see at least four people in the surgery in the time taken to do one home visit.
Please ensure that you really need a home visit before requesting one. Lack of transport does not constitute a reason for a home visit.
Your Doctor will also be happy to discuss a problem with you over the telephone.