Patients can be visited in their own home if they are too ill to come to the surgery. Home visits are for those patients who are housebound and do not go out or are terminally ill, having to use transport or pay for a taxi is not a reason to request a home visit.
Please telephone before 10.00 if possible, and be prepared to answer a few questions about the problem to help the doctor to assess the urgency of the visit.
Visits are carried out after morning surgery between 12:00 and 14:00 except in unforeseen circumstance. Explain the problem clearly to the receptionist.
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.