Patients are requested, where possible, to telephone before 11am if a home visit is required that day.
We would request that, apart from the genuinely housebound, all other patients attend the surgery rather than request a home visit because of the extra time home visiting takes. On average four to five patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes to do a single house call.
Please note that the Duty Doctor may telephone you rather than visit you if this is medically appropriate. Ultimately it will be up to the doctor to decide whether or not a visit is appropriate for a particular set of circumstances.