These are for people who are seriously ill and are unable to come to the practice, usually the very elderly or terminally ill. If you are unable to come in to the practice and are requesting a home visit, the receptionist will take your details and the doctor will phone you to assess the problem and arrange a visit if clinically appropriate. It takes four times longer to see a patient at home than it does in the surgery, where there is also more equipment available.
Whenever possible, patients should attend surgery. We make every effort to see sick children as quickly as possible, and it will not harm a child with a temperature to visit the surgery.