Home visits take up a considerable amount of GP time, In the time it takes a clinician to see one patient at home, we can see four patients in the surgery, so we would appreciate it if you can come to the surgery when ever possible.
Visits are usually made after morning surgery, or early afternoon.
A GP may recommend a home visit when it makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving medical opinion, such as cases involving:
- The terminally ill
- The truly house-bound patient for whom travel to the practice would cause deterioration in their medical condition
A GP visit is not usual for:
- Common symptoms of childhood such as colds, fevers, diarrhoea/vomiting, earache and headache
- Common symptoms in adults such as coughs, sore throats, colds, diarrhoea/vomiting
It is also important to note that transport to and from the surgery is the responsibility of the patient or carer.
All home visit requests must be made before 10:30. Unfortunately when booking a home visit we cannot give you a time that the doctor will be visiting nor can we ask a specific doctor to visit you.