Home visits are specifically intended for those patients, with a genuine need, that are too ill to physically get to the surgery premises to be seen by their GP.
A request for a home visit should be called in to our reception desk before 11am.
A GP will phone back to determine the most appropriate care option which may include home visit, prescription, or referral to A&E.
Necessity of the medical problem is what determines the need for a home visit and not simply a convenience call or lack of transportation services.
We would also remind our patients, carers and families that the time taken for our Doctors to make home visits is significant and can impact on the tight schedule of afternoon appointments. Please do not put the health of others at risk by misusing this vital service.