Please do not ask for a home visit unless the patient cannot be brought to the surgery. Most children can be quite safely brought to the surgery by car. A number of patients can be seen at the surgery in the time that it takes to visit one patient at home.
We will arrange a home visit for those patients who are too ill or infirm to be brought to the surgery. Please try to ensure that whenever possible, your request for a home visit is made by 10:00, this will allow us time to, prepare records and also the doctor route. Obviously, in cases of genuine emergency we appreciate that an early call is not always possible.
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.