Home visits are at the absolute discretion of the doctors. House calls must only be requested if the patient is too ill or too infirm to attend the surgery and for no other reason.
When a home visit is required, please try to request the visit before 10.30, except in an emergency. The receptionist are told to ask for as much information as possible by the doctors so that requests can be given the necessary priority. Some visits may be carried out by our nurse practitioner.
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.