Home Visits

Obtaining a Home Visit

If you are too ill to attend the surgery please ring to request a home visit between 8.00 – 10.00 am. The GP who visits you may not be the doctor of your choice. Home visits are made at the discretion of the GP.

Only housebound patients or those with a terminal illness will be granted a visit. 

If the patient has a rash or raised temperature, attending the surgery will not harm or endanger others, but please inform the receptionist on arrival. When requesting a home visit the receptionist will need to know your name, address and telephone number and basic details about your illness.

Please remember home visits are time-consuming and a GP can see several patients at the surgery during the time a home visit takes. The GP has staff and equipment in the surgery to give you better attention and more effective patient care.