Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor, for patients who are house bound or genuinely too ill to come to the surgery.
If you need a home visit please phone before 10.30 am whenever possible .The receptionist may ask you the nature of your illness–this helps the doctors assess the urgency for planning their calls and allows urgent visits to be dealt with promptly.
Home visits are normally carried out after the morning surgeries have finished. Non urgent visits may be deferred until another day. In some cases, telephone advice from the doctor may be all that is required to deal with the problem. We realise that most patients do try to come to the medical practice if they can and we are very grateful for this.