If possible please try to telephone before 10:00 if you think that a home visit is necessary. Requests made after this time may be deferred to the next day.
A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or by making an appointment at the surgery. In some cases it may 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. Home visits to young children are usually not considered appropriate as they can be brought to the surgery. Please try and ensure that the request for a home visit is absolutely necessary as five patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes to make one home visit.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
Our Health Care Assistant arranges House Visits to our patients who are housebound and who are due an annual check.