Home Visits

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We will arrange a home visit as appropriate for those who are too ill to attend the surgery. Please note that home visits are only for medical reasons and not social reasons such as not having transport available. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible to ensure the doctor can allocate priority to house calls. Do remember that several patients can be seen at the surgery in the time that it takes to do a home visit.

Please ask for home visits by the doctor, only when the person is too ill to attend the surgery. Most children can quite safely be brought by car/taxi to the surgery. Do ensure that your request for a home visit reaches the surgery before 10:00am unless a genuine emergency arises later. Any doctor from the surgery will visit you.

You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

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