If a patient requires a consultation with a doctor but is too ill to attend the surgery then we will arrange for him/her to be seen at home, however we would be grateful if a request for a Home Visit could be made before 10.30 a.m.
We would respectfully remind patients that at all times if they could make every effort to attend the Surgery in order to see the doctor. Home Visits should be strictly for the elderly and housebound and for people with a serious illness who are unable to attend for consultation at the Surgery.
In general your Registered Doctor will perform the Home Visit unless he or she is away from the surgery. In some instances the doctor may feel it is appropriate to telephone you and offer advice rather than visit. Equally the doctor may arrange for another member of the Primary care team such as the District Nurse to visit rather than the doctor.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.