Home visits are offered to a patient when they are clinically justified; for example, to house-bound patients and the terminally ill.
If you wish to request a home visit please contact the surgery on the regular number and follow the instructions given to speak to one of our coordinators. It is best to contact the surgery as early in the day as possible, so that the doctor may plan their visits.
Please try to get to the surgery if at all possible - the doctor can see 4 or 5 patients in the time it takes to do one home visit. We are unable to do home visits simply for patient convenience as there must be a genuine health reason.
Except in exceptional circumstances we will always ask for small children to be brought to the surgery, where we believe we can offer the best care - we are able to undertake a more thorough assessment with surgery facilities and we can usually see young children more quickly by squeezing them between existing appointments.