Home visits should only be requested if you are housebound or too ill to get to the surgery yourself or for someone to bring you. If you can get to the surgery please do so. GPs have more access to diagnostic equipment in the surgery and if patients come to the surgery it is a more efficient use of time allowing us to see and treat more patients. One home visit is equivalent to 4 patients seen in surgery.
Home visits are allocated before 10:30 so please telephone to request your home visit early in the day. Please provide our staff with the reason for the visit so that we can judge the urgency of each call, while planning the home visit rounds.