How to Request a Home Visit
If you believe that you need a home visit, please try to call before 10.30 in the morning so that the request can be passed to your normal doctor.
It is for your doctor to decide, based on what you tell him or her about your condition, if and when a home visit would be appropriate. If possible please see the doctor in surgery rather than requesting a home visit.
A doctor can see several patients in surgery in the same time it takes to visit one patient. Home visits are reserved for those who are unfit to attend the surgery.
In general this means those who are terminally ill, bed bound, the very elderly, or those who are critically ill. Unfortunately we may not be able to take into account social circumstances such as transport difficulties or child-minding problems as reasons for home visits.