Home Visits

Doctor's bag

Home visits should only be undertaken if the patient is housebound or if the doctor feels that visiting the surgery would worsen the medical condition. Children who are ill are unlikely to come to any harm if they are brought to the surgery and will be seen much sooner than waiting for a house call.

Very often patients seen at home are unable to be examined fully and require further tests that need to be done at the surgery. 

Requests for house calls should be made before 10:00 and an indication of the urgency should be given to the receptionist in order that the house call list can be planned. A doctor may ring you back to discuss your request for a house call.

Please remember that your doctor can see four patients in the surgery in the time it takes to make one house call.


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