How to Request a Home Visit
If you need to see a doctor but are too ill to get to the surgery you will usually be put through to speak to one of the doctors to discuss the problem and arrange a suitable time to visit. However, please remember that a doctor can see several patients in Surgery in the time taken to do one house call. Visits are intended for the housebound/bed-bound and terminally ill.
A child brought to the surgery by car can usually be fitted in promptly and their treatment started earlier.
In order to allow the doctors to plan the work for the day, please telephone for home visits before 10:00 if possible.
You can also be visited at home by a district nurse or the Rapid Response Team if you are referred by a 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.