Home visits

How we look after our house bound patients.

Who is the service for

We only offer home visits to patients who are genuinely housebound due to a medical problem. The final decision on who gets a home visit rests with the GP. We ask all other patients to use an alternative form of consultation.

How to arrange a home visit

Please call reception before 10 am, they will ask you some basic details so that the GP can make a decision on suitability for a visit.

If your visit is urgent please specify this and give the receptionist clear, concise details.

The GP may call you back if they think an alternative form of consultation is more suitable. We try and see all home visits on the same day, however urgent problems take priority and so you may have to wait if your problem is less urgent.

If you call after 11.30am your visit will be scheduled for the following day unless it is urgent.The doctor can normally see FOUR patients in the surgery in the time it takes to do ONE home visit.