Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception as soon after 8:00am as possible.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also 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.
Out of Area Patients
Please note that currently registered patients living outside of our practice area will not be able to have a home visit from one of our doctors. If you require a GP please contact the practice in the first instance. If we determine you need a home visit, or access to services local to where you live, we may ask you to call NHS 111. In these circumstances NHS 111 will direct you to the local service which has been established by NHS England for patients such as yourself. This local service could be a GP practice near to where you live, a walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit. This local service will then decide if you can attend for an urgent face to face appointment, or if a home visit is needed, this decision will be based on your individual circumstances.