How to Request a Home Visit




Home visits are for patients who are seriously ill and cannot attend the surgery, such as terminally ill, bed-bound or frail elderly patients.

We do not normally visit children but they will be offered an urgent appointment if clinically needed.

All non-emergency requests for home visits should be made to the surgery before 11:00.

The receptionists will ask for full details to enable us to plan the GP’s, Paramedic Practitioner or Nurses visits. 

All requests for visits will be assessed by the Doctor to see if a visit is necessary and you may receive a phone call. Please ensure you leave a current contact number for a GP to call you back.

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If your home is difficult to find (e.g. does not have a number) please leave directions for finding it.

Please try to attend the surgery as the doctor can see many more patients at the surgery in the time it takes to attend to one patient at home.

You can also be visited at home by the home visiting service or 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.