In order that doctors can plan their day, it is helpful if you can telephone requests for Home Visits before 10.00am. Please try to give our receptionists some guidance on why you would like a visit as this helps doctors to assess priorities and plan their rounds.
The doctors are happy to visit you at home if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. However, such visits are very time consuming. Please try to come to the surgery whenever possible as you may be seen more quickly and facilities for examination are far better. Often visits are requested when patients who are unwell, or who have a poorly child can't face the wait in the waiting room. If this is the case please speak to the receptionist who will, if possible, arrange a specific time when you or your child can be seen more quickly or can wait in a side-room.
Please note that a different doctor to your usual GP may attend to you.
You can also request a visit from the community nursing team if the problem is wound or catheter related.