If you feel unable to come to the surgery and think that the doctor may need to see you at home, please telephone the surgery between the hours of 8.30 am and 11.00 am, if possible.
In order for us to assess the urgency of the visit you will be asked to give brief details of your problem. A doctor or nurse will telephone you to determine whether a visit should take place or whether it would be possible for you to come into the surgery. Please remember that the doctor can often do more for you in the surgery than at home, so it is in your interest to attend the surgery if at all possible. Most ill children can quite safely be brought to the surgery.
Please only request home visits if absolutely necessary, they are only meant to be for people who, for a clinical reason, are housebound and not able to attend the surgery. Home visits are normally undertaken between midday and 2.00 pm, you should not expect the doctor to arrive immediately following the end of the morning surgery. Whilst we will try to assist with requests for a certain doctor, we cannot guarantee who the visiting doctor will be. We regret that we are unable to provide home visits because patients do not have transport.