Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 12:00.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. You will only be visited at home if it is considered that your medical condition requires it. It will also be assessed how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the clinician to schedule house calls.
Patients should be aware that you may not be visited by a doctor. If it is considered appropriate you may be visited by one of the nurse practitioners or by the paramedic practitioner. The doctors will normally only visit those patients who may require more extensive medical knowledge or those undergoing palliative or end of life care.
PLEASE NOTE: Home Visits are scheduled to be carried out at the end of the morning surgery, usually between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. If you feel you need to be visited more urgently then please make sure that you inform the receptionists so that they can make the visiting clinician aware. The clinician which may a doctor, a Triage Nurse or our Paramedic Practitioner will then be able to contact you by phone in advance to assess your needs.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP.
You may 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.