If you require a home visit, please telephone the surgery before 10.30am and give the receptionist some indication of the problem so that the visiting doctor will know how urgent the visit is.
Home visits should only be requested for patients who are seriously ill or housebound.
It is important to bear in mind that most medical problems are dealt with more effectively in the clinical setting of a well-equipped surgery or Hospital.
You can 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.