Home visits are for serious illness and those that are medically housebound. If a home visit is requested a doctor will normally telephone to assess prior to attending. Doctors have better facilities to treat patients at the surgery and this is always preferred where possible. Any requests for home visits should be made as early in the day as possible.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.