Home Visits

Home visits

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.


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