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Home Visits - GP & Nurses

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Only patients who are terminally ill or truly bed bound will normally be granted a home visit. All other patients are expected to attend the surgery. Patients with common problems such as cough, joint pains, general malaise and abnormal test results and are readily transportable by car, relatives or taxi. 

Benefits for patients:

  • we have full medical equipment and staff to give patients a higher quality of care
  • they are likely to be seen quicker; we offer urgent same day appointments if needed
  • they are guaranteed a face-to-face consultation rather than telephone

In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11:30

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

Nurses are able to offer routine home visits for those patients unable to attend the practice in person, please discuss any request with reception in the first instance.

All requests for same day home visits by a Doctor must be made before 11.30am. You will be asked by the reception team the nature of your request. It is likely that the Doctor will call you to discuss and assess a Home Visit request prior to any visit taking place.

Did you know, you could save time by starting an online consultation with our GPs by visiting our website?  Someone will get back to you by the end of the next working day/tomorrow and you might not even have to come into the surgery. You can do it anytime, anywhere, even on your mobile, Start an online consultation now by clicking this link

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