Home visits are made if clinically indicated and are at the doctors’ discretion. Home visits should not be requested purely on the basis of lack of transport to the surgery. Whenever possible please come to the surgery as the facilities are much better for examination and the doctors have access to all your medical records. Requests for home visits should be made before 10:30. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible:
- Patient’s name
- Age of patient
- Address, directions and an up to date telephone number
- Name of patient’s own doctor
- Symptoms and an estimation of the urgency of the problem
Requests for home visits will be taken by the receptionists and a doctor or practice nurse may telephone you after morning surgery before doing a visit.
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.