Home vsits

Important: Essential home visits

Except in cases where someone is unable to leave their home for any purpose at all, it is better for them to be seen at the surgery. The doctor has access to the patients full medical record and a full range of medical equipment.

How to book a home visit

The doctors/clinical practitioner are pleased to visit patients who, because of their medical condition, are unable to leave their home.

Please telephone 01704 560506 as early as possible (from 8am) and preferably before 10:00 in order that a visiting round can be planned.

Some visits may not be made until the afternoon so please tell the receptionist if you think the visit will not wait. In the interests of all patients please make every endeavour to come to the surgery rather than request a home visit.

You may be asked to provide the reception team with some details regarding why you require a home visit. Please do not be offended by this. This information is needed so that the doctor can assess the urgency and prioritise visits.

When to ask for a home visit

Our GP's will carry out home visits, but these are only for patients who are truly housebound, i.e. patients whose condition prevents them from being able to attend surgery.

When not to ask for a home visit

Please do not ask for a home visit unless the patient cannot make it to the surgery.

Most children can be safely brought to the surgery by car.

A number of patients can be seen at the surgery in the time that it takes to visit one patient at home.