Please do not ask for a home visit unless the patient is genuinely too ill or infirm to come to the surgery.
Remember that the doctor has better facilities for examination and treatment in the surgery; also for every home visit by the doctor at least four patients could have been seen at the surgery.
If the patient has a temperature or a rash, coming in to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others but please inform the receptionist on arrival.
When a home visit is necessary please telephone before 10:00 and be prepared to be asked some details to enable us to assess priorities.
The doctor may contact you before visiting and decide whether to visit or if they can offer an alternative solution as home visits will only be done by the doctors if they feel it is medically appropriate to do so.
Home visits will normally be made after morning surgery and before afternoon surgery.
We regret that transport difficulties are not a reason for a home visit.