As home visits are for those patients too ill to attend surgery and genuinely housebound, please only request a home visit if you (or the person you are calling on behalf of) is too ill or frail to attend the practice. Please remember the doctor can see four patients in the time it takes to make one house call. Requests should be made before 12:00 wherever possible.
The doctor may arrange for the patient to be brought to the surgery so that its full facilities are available for tests and treatment.
It is not possible to request a specific doctor for a home visit.
Please give clear directions so the doctor can locate your house. If you have an outside light, please ensure that it is switched on during the hours of darkness.
If there is a key safe, please ensure the code is passed on to the surgery in order for the doctor to gain access. Also, if you have a dog that is not familiar with visitors, please ensure that it is securely locked away.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.