Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor and should only be made when it is impossible for the patient to get to the surgery. In particular most children can be brought safely to the surgery. Cold or wet weather is not a justifiable reason to request a home visit. Please remember the doctor can see five patients at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit.
When the condition of the patient does require a home visit please telephone the surgery before 10:00 where possible.
Home visits normally take place after morning surgery from 11.30 onwards. If you think it is an emergency such as chest pain, severe difficulty in breathing or excessive bleeding/collapse you must call 999.