If possible please try to telephone reception between 08:30 - 10:00 if you require a home visit. Please be ready to provide details of your problem so that the doctor can assess your case.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.
HOME VISIT REQUESTS
All home visit requests are given to the GP at the end of each clinic. The GP will then make contact with the patient to determine the reason for the visit and deal with the request appropriately, e.g. arrange a visit, make a referral to an appropriate service.
If the caller informs the receptionist that the home visit request is urgent/emergency. The receptionist will advise the caller to contact 999 if it is an emergency or inform the caller that they can pass on the request to the GP in between the patients that have appointments.
You can 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.