How to Request a Home Visit
Please be advised that home visits are intended for those too unwell or frail to come to the surgery. It will be up to the duty doctor, or usual doctor, to decide if a home visit is appropriate. Urgent visits will be discussed with the duty doctor first, as a more appropriate course of action may be considered before a GP visit. For instance it may be more appropriate for a visit from the district nursing team rather than a GP visit.
Assessment at the surgery is preferable as it allows for a better clinical environment and access to further diagnostic equipment where required. It also takes considerably longer to visit a patient at home than to see them at the surgery which may prevent other patients seeing a doctor.
If you feel that a visit is necessary, please contact the surgery as early as possible so that the visit can be planned appropriately.
Please remember other sources of accessing help and advice particularly when the surgery is closed. The CCG Choose well website has useful links for the self-management of common problems, and you can speak to your local pharmacist for advice.