Whilst we believe that home visits, when appropriate, are an important component of general practice, a home visit should only be requested in exceptional circumstances. They are for the housebound, or when your medical condition prohibits you from attending the practice. In the time taken to do a home visit, your doctor could see approximately 6 patients in surgery. Most medical problems can be brought to the practice however, and this may mean you needing to take public transport or a taxi to reach us.
Children can almost always be brought to the practice, and there is no harm in bringing an ill child to the practice. Lighting, equipment, and examination facilities are far superior in the practice compared with the home environment.
If you do feel, despite the above, that a home visit is necessary, wherever possible please telephone the practice before 11am, as this gives the doctors time to plan their rounds.
A receptionist will take your details and put you on the Home Visit list. The doctor may phone you before visiting, so please note that it is ultimately the doctor's decision whether a home visit is necessary, or not.