Home visits are made by the Doctors at their discretion and are normally restricted to housebound and palliative care patients, and patients that are housebound because of illness or disability. Please make your request before 10.00 am.
A doctor or nurse may phone you back. It may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice.
Home visits must be medically justifiable and not requested for social convenience. You should make every effort to consult at the Medical Centre to make best use of the nurses' and doctors' time. It may be uncomfortable and inconvenient for you to attend surgery when feeling unwell, but the place for adequate examination and treatment facilities is at the surgery.
The services of a Chaperone are also available at the surgery.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the Practice in the time it takes to make one home visit.