Home Visits

How to Request a Home Visit

If you feel that a home visit is required please contact the surgery. Wherever possible, patients are asked to attend the surgery to see a GP as there is access to a greater range of equipment, full background medical notes and also nursing staff to assist should this become necessary. It is also an efficient use of your GP, as home visits take doctors away from the surgery for a significant amount of time meaning they can see fewer patients in a day.
We understand that some patients are housebound for a number of reasons such as frailty and poor mobility in old age. Unfortunately, we cannot accept the lack of transport as a reason to consider people “housebound” that would normally come to surgery.
All visit requests will be triaged by a Duty GP to ensure those patients who are housebound are given priority. If a visit is not appropriate, you will be contacted and invited to arrange a convenient appointment at the surgery if this is clinically indicated.