Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30. Please always give the receptionist a contact telephone number when requesting a home visit.
You may request a home visit if the patient is housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. The Duty GP/Matron will call the patient or their representative for fuller details, to ascertain the appropriateness of the request, and the speed of the response needed. The receptionist will confirm the contact telephone number at the time of the visit request, as well as the address (in case the patient is staying at an alternative address during their illness). Please have all this information available when booking 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.