Patients who require a home visit by the doctor are requested to telephone the surgery before 10.00am if a visit is required that day. Only requests for an emergency visit will be considered after that time. When making the request, it is important to give the receptionist as much information as possible to enable the doctor to prioritise their visits.
Home visits are reserved for those patients who are unable for medical reasons to attend surgery (lack of transport is not a valid reason for requesting a home visit).
Several patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes the doctor to visit one patient at home. Therefore, it is important that patients use this service responsibly.