Whenever possible we ask that patients visit the surgery as for every patient seen at home, three to four can be seen in surgery. Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling 01483 766333 or 760707 before 10:00.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. If you do not have transport to the surgery please try to make alternative arrangements to visit the surgery rather than requesting a GP to visit you at home. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls. If you have a sick or infectious child or adult who can be brought to the surgery, the receptionist can arrange for you to be seen as quickly as possible in a side room.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.