Home visits are for patients who are too ill or infirm to attend surgery. Home visiting is extremely time consuming for the doctors - a doctor can see three patients or more in surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit, so please make every effort to attend surgery.
Visits are allocated to the doctors at 11.00 so please try to call before then if a visit is required.
The receptionist will need to take some details of the problem so that urgent visits can be arranged promptly.
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 surgery.