Home visits take considerably more time for GPs and Nurses than seeing patients at the surgery. Therefore, we encourage patients to come to the surgeries whenever possible.
To request a home visit, please contact the surgery before 10.30am. Our receptionists will need to know some details in order to give the GPs an idea of the priority for a visit. Please note that even by taking your details, the receptionists are not guaranteeing a visit. A member of the clinical team may telephone you back for more information, and it is possible you will be invited into the surgery for an appointment, if a visit is felt to be unnecessary. A lack of easily available transport is not necessarily a reason to need a home visit.
We find it very irritating to be asked to see Patients at home, to find that they are out. If you can get to the shops, with your family, or to the hairdressers, generally you can also get to the surgery.
PLEASE COME INTO THE SURGERY WHENEVER POSSIBLE.