We would like you to help your doctor by coming to the surgery whenever possible and home visits are only recommended for:
The terminally ill
The housebound patient for whom travel to the surgery by car would cause deterioration in their medical condition.
Where home visiting makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving medical opinion.
Phone between 8.30 and 10.30 am to request a home visit for that day.
Home visits may be made:
Following a conversation with a Health Care Professional it may be agreed that a seriously ill patient may be helped by a visit at home by one of our clinicians.
Home visits are not appropriate for:
Heart attack or severe crushing chest pain – dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea, vomiting, back pain.