Home Visits

If you need to see a Doctor but are housebound, you may request a home visit by telephone or by sending a fully informed messenger to the surgery.

Requests for home visits for both urgent and non-urgent problems should be made before 10.00 am (wherever possible).

Requests for home visits for urgent problems that arise after 10.00 am should be made as early as possible to avoid delay.

Requests for home visits will not be unreasonably refused but it may not always be possible for the Doctor of your choice to attend personally.

Please don't e-mail or fax requests for home visits as we can't guarantee to receive your request in time to respond safely.

Please note that the doctors can see four or five patients at the Surgery in the time it takes for them to undertake one home visit. Therefore, in line with nationally accepted standards of excellence, home visits are only available to you when it is otherwise not possible for you to get yourself to the Surgery due to illness or disability. Requests for home visits will not be accepted purely for reasons of social convenience.