Home visits are only for those patients who are seriously ill and/or too frail to attend surgery e.g. an elderly housebound patient with no means of transport to the surgery. A short journey in most cases will not make a condition any worse.
If you require a visit, please telephone the surgery before 10.30 a.m. giving full details. This will help the doctor to plan their round of visits, attending to the most urgent ones first. The doctor may phone back and take details of the condition and in some cases provide telephone advice instead of making a visit. Please remember that it is the doctor’s decision as to whether a visit will be necessary dependent upon the medical condition of the patient.