Patients who are too ill or physically incapable of travelling to the surgery may request a home visit.
If you request a home visit please call before 11am.
Decisions as to whether or not a home visit is warranted rest with the on call /duty GP
The decisions reached by the on call duty doctoir may include:
Home visit by GP
Telephone advice may be given to the patient if appropiate
Encourage the patient to come to the surgery on the basis that it is where best care can be provided.
Home visit by other members of the primary health care team such as District nurses, Health visistors etc who are more appropiate to undertake such visits in view of the reason for such a visit.
An Emergancy Hospital admission may be organised for the patient via ambulance service without first seeing the patient, in cases where their medical condition make that course of action appropiate.