Visits at home are designed for the truly housebound and terminally ill.
If possible please try to request a home visit by 10:30 as these visits are allocated to the doctors at the end of their morning surgery.
While we do appreciate it is difficult, there are few circumstances where someone is really too unwell to come to the surgery, especially so with children and the elderly. Equipment at the surgery allows us to provide a more thorough examination than at home. Also we are able to see an average of 4 patients at the surgery for each home visit.
To request a home visit from the district nurse, please contact the surgery.
We try to call back all patients who request a home visit to gauge the severity of the problem and allocate to the most appropriate service. This may be a GP from another practice who is out on the ground carrying out the Earlier Home Visiting Service for people who may require admission to hospital. Alternatively this could be a routine GP Home Visit from your usual GP which may not happen on the same day as the Home Visit request (depending on GP availability). All home visit requests triaged as urgent will receive a GP visit the same day.