Please ring by 10.30 AM if at all possible to enable us to prioritise and plan.
Generally only for genuinely housebound patients or the terminally ill.
Please give the receptionist as much information as possible.
The doctor will ring you before deciding on the visit.
Lack of transport is not a reason for a home visit: please arrange for someone to bring you to the surgery.
Q: Why do you prefer to see people at the surgery, when it is often easier and more convenient for patients to request a home visit?
It is mostly a time issue, though improved examination and testing facilities at the surgery can often be relevant. For example, in the 2 hours is takes to do 3 home visits, including writing them up on the practice computers, we can see 12 patients at the surgery.