All doctors in the practice make home visits. Arrangements for visiting are made each day according to the availability of doctors and pressure of work in the surgery. Home visits late in the day and at night are made by the doctor who is on duty.
Home visits generally involve a lot more of the doctor’s time than a surgery consultation; we would, therefore, ask you to request a home visit only when it is impossible for you to attend the surgery. We are always willing to make arrangements for patients to be seen without waiting if their clinical condition justifies it.
Requests for home visits should be made before 10.30am where possible. Always state the patient’s full name and address and give brief details of the illness. It is safe for children who have a raised temperature to be brought to the surgery.