Home vsits

Important: Essential home visits

Except in cases where someone is unable to leave their home for any purpose at all, it is better for them to be seen at the surgery. The doctor has access to the patients full medical record and a full range of medical equipment.

How to book a home visit

If you need a home visit, please contact us as early as possible in the morning, preferably before 10:30 a.m.

You may be asked to give the reception team details about why you need a home visit. Please do not be offended by this. This information is necessary so the clinician can assess the urgency of the visit and prioritise it.

When to ask for a home visit

Our Clinician will carry out home visits, but these are only for truly housebound patients, i.e., patients whose condition prevents them from attending surgery.

When not to ask for a home visit

Please only request a home visit if the patient cannot attend the surgery.

Most children can be safely brought to the surgery by car.

Some patients can be seen at the surgery in the time that it takes to visit one patient at home.

Home visits by other clinicians

A community nurse can also visit you at home if a Clinician refers you. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years old.