Home visits should only be requested when it is impossible for you to attend the surgery. Whenever possible, please request home visits before 10:00, as this helps the doctors to plan their daily rounds. Please be prepared to give brief details of the problem to the receptionist so that the urgency of your request can be relayed to the doctor. If there is any uncertainty about your request, the doctor may first telephone you to discuss the problem further before deciding, with you, that a visit is required.
It would be appreciated if you could attend the surgery whenever possible, as home visits are very time consuming.
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.