If a home visit is requested for someone too ill to come to the surgery, please telephone the surgery before 10:30. Please give the patient's name, address, telephone number where they can be contacted and a brief description of their symptoms. This means that the most seriously ill patients are visited first.
Please remember that it takes much longer to travel to see you at home and visits will be reserved for those who are housebound or too ill to go out. The doctor will phone you to discuss your request for a house call. Transport difficulties are not an appropriate reason for a home visit.
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.