Home Visits

Requesting a home visit

Home visits are carried out if the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. If the patient has a temperature or a rash, coming to the surgery will do no harm at all and will not endanger others, but please inform the receptionist on arrival.

When the condition of the patient does require a home visit, please try to call the surgery before 10.30am on the same day that the visit is required.

The receptionist will ask for full details of the patient's name, address, telephone number and condition. This information enables the doctors to plan their calls and allows urgent visits to be dealt with promptly. The doctor may telephone before visiting.