In certain circumstances, we may need to visit you at home, but generally, home visits will only be made to patients who are housebound or terminally ill. Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor.
Please do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. If the patient has a temperature or a rash, coming to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others, but please inform the receptionist on arrival.
When the condition of the patient does require a home visit, please try to give notice before 10.30am on the same day that the visit is required. When you request a visit the receptionist will ask for full details of the patient’s name, address, age and telephone number and the reason for the visit. This information enables the doctors to plan their calls and allows urgent visits to be dealt with promptly.