How to Request a Home Visit

We offer home visits for patients who are genuinely housebound because of illness or disability.

Please try to telephone reception before 10:30am if you think you may require a home visit. We will take your details and ask a doctor to get in touch over the phone initially.

A doctor will phone you back to discuss the matter on the same day. We find that often problems can be safely managed with telephone advice, or it is much more appropriate to manage incidents by arranging a district nurse visit or a hospital attendance rather than a home visit.

doctor with child patient and mother

Please remember that multiple patients can be seen at the practice in the time that it takes to make a single home visit. This is why we fully explore all alternatives before confirming whether a visit will take place or not. We also have better facilities on-site for examining and treating patients.