Home visits will only be made to patients the doctors consider to ill or immobile to come to the surgery. A request for a home visit should be made before 10:00 to allow the reception team time to assist the doctors in deciding the degree of urgency.
It is not a guarantee that everyone will get a home visit. The doctor will call you to assess the need and make a decision from there.
Situations where visiting is not required:
- Common symptoms of childhood (fever, cold, cough, earache, diarrhoea/vomiting)
- Adults with common problems (cough, sore throat, flu, back pain)
- Elderly adults with common problems (poor mobility, joint pain or general malaise)