Home visits are for patients who are too ill to attend the surgery. A doctor can see four to six patients at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit.
Requests for home visits should be made to the surgery as early as possible, but before 10.30am
You will be asked by the receptionists the reason for the visit and contact details of the person making the request. This allows the doctor to make a decision if the visit is appropriate or whether other action would be better for the patient.
Visits are made when the patient's medical condition is such that it would be detrimental to their health to travel to the surgery.
Visits are carried out by the visiting doctor for that day, which varies from day to day as determined by the practice workload and doctors' timetables/commitments. It is not possible to request a visit from a particular doctor.