If possible please try to phone reception before 10:00am if you require a home visit.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. 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. They will ring you first before the visit to triage so that the situation can be dealt with more efficiently. Therefore please provide the reception team with a valid telephone number.
You can 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.
Acute Visiting Scheme
We have an AVS in place for Acute visits. If possible please inform the receptionist of the nature of the problem AND IF IT IS URGENT please specify this so that the Doctors can plan their visits efficiently and appropriately.
Home visit request will then be telephone triaged by the on call GP.
Please remember that 4 patients can be seen in the surgery in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the surgery.