We operate a home visit service which is reserved only for patients who are too ill or frail to come to the surgery.
We ask that where possible, all home visit requests are made before 10.30 am. This allows staff to prioritise work and make sure that patients get seen as quickly as possible.
An individual will not be eligible for a home visit if they are able to leave their home environment on their own or with minimal assistance to visit public or social recreational public services (including shopping).
We will pass the details to a clinician, who will assess priority on the basis of need. Either a visit will be arranged or an appointment will be made at the surgery.
We cannot guarantee that the patient’s usual clinician will attend.
Please remember that home visits are very time consuming for doctors. Four patients can be treated at the surgery in the time it takes to carry out a home visit. Examinations are always better conducted in the modern and well-equipped surroundings of the surgery. We therefore request that patients make every effort to attend the surgery.