Home Visits

If you are house-bound or too ill to attend the surgery and require a home visit please contact the surgery before 11.00am. The doctors have instructed the receptionists to ask for brief details of your illness so that they can plan prioritise their rounds.

Please note that home visits are reserved only for patients who are housebound or whose illness prevents them from attending the surgery. In general we decline to visit patients at home if they are well enough to attend the practice but have transport problems.

We would be grateful if patients made every effort to attend the surgery as the conditions are better for examining patients and it is often useful to have access to all records.

Short Guide: Do I Need a Home Visit?

A GP visit is not needed for the following common symptoms:

Fevers, cough, sore throat, earache, headache, diarrhoea and vomiting, most cases of abdominal pain.

In these instances most patients are usually well enough to travel.

Remember it is not harmful to wrap up a child with a fever and bring them to the surgery.

Adults with common problems as above are also readily transportable to the doctor's surgery.