Home visits

If you are housebound or are too ill to come to the practice we can arrange for a doctor to visit you at home.

Please telephone us for a home visit before 11am so the doctor can plan how to prioritise their day. The receptionist will ask you for some information about the problem and also for a telephone number so that the doctor can call you back. If you feel that you require an urgent home visit, please make this clear at the time of telephoning.

Please remember that it takes a doctor much longer to visit a patient at home than to undertake a consultation at the practice. We only provide a home visit when it is absolutely necessary.

Where possible and appropriate we will aim for one of the doctors you are most familiar with to visit you.

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.