Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor, please do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come in to the surgery. If the patient has a temperature or rash, coming to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others, but please inform the receptionist on arrival.
When the condition of the patient does require a home visit, please try to give notice before 10:30 on the same day that the visit is required. When you request a visit the receptionist will ask for full details of the patients name, address, age, and telephone number and the reason for the visit. This information enables the doctors to plan their calls and allows urgent visits to be dealt with promptly.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.