Home Visits

If you require a home visit, please contact the surgery as early as possible before 10:00. Be prepared to give some details about the reason for the home visit so that we can deal with your enquiry more efficiently.

Home visits are available on request for patients who are housebound, terminally ill or too ill to come to the surgery. All requests for home visits will be assessed by a doctor.

At home the doctor will only have limited equipment and it is often difficult to perform a full assessment of your symptoms. It is therefore essential that if it is at all possible that you attend the surgery to see the doctor.

Home Visiting Guidance:

Visit Recommended (as determined by GP):

  • The terminally ill.
  • The truly bedbound patient in whom travel to premises by car would cause a deterioration in medical condition.

Visit is not recommended:

  • Common symptoms in children – such as fevers, cold, cough earache, headache, diarrhoea /vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain.
  • Common problems in adults – such as cough, sore throat, influenza, back pain and abdominal pain.
  • Common problems in the elderly – such as mobility problems, joint pain and general malaise.