We encourage our patients to come to the surgery where the proper equipment and facilities is available to treat patients. However, we do appreciate that this is not always possible. In this respect, if your medical condition means you cannot make it to the surgery please ring the surgery reception as early in the day as possible and be prepared to provide as much information as you can about your symptoms so that the doctor can fully assess your need for a home visit and also be able to arrange a schedule for making any necessary visits.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
Health Visitor: If you have recently had a baby you should expect to be visited at home by a member of the health visitors’ team usually within 10 to 14 days after giving birth. You can also expect a home visit from the health visitors’ team if you are newly registered with the surgery and have a child that is under 5 years of age (telephone 0300 1111 022).