Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11.30am. The Clinician will always call you first to ascertain how urgent the home visit request may be. In line with safety protocol surrounding the ever increasing cases of covid-19, it may be that a clinician will do a video call to assess your illness too. Please be prepared for any of these options offered.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or bedbound and unable to physically get to the surgery. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
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.