Please try to make requests for home visits before 11am, if possible. You may well be called back by a Doctor, whose job it is to assess whether a visit is necessary. Doctors are not obliged to visit anyone, rather to assess what is necessary for a Patient’s care.
Home visits are reserved for Patients who are unable to leave the house due to ill health or general frailty. We do not normally visit children at home as they can usually be brought to the Surgery. Lack of transport is not a reason for a home visit.
We would ask all other Patients to attend the Surgery if possible, as home visits are time consuming for Doctors and a Surgery consultation generally offers a higher quality of care. Following these guidelines will enable us to offer the home visiting service to those who really need it.