Home Visits

Please only ask for a home visit if it is strictly necessary and you are genuinely too ill to come to surgery.

If you feel a home visit is required, please give the receptionist full details: the address, telephone number and the nature of the illness. You can do this by completing our Contact the Practice form. When the condition does require a home visit, please try to give notice before 10:00 on the day the visit is required.

A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.

House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.

Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the practice.