Home visits

Who is the service for

We only offer home visits to patients who are genuinely house bound due to a medical problem as they take longer time (as travel is needed) and they reduce GP capacity for normal appointments.

The final decision on who gets a home visit rests with the GP, and a telephone triage could precede it.

We ask all other patients to use an alternative form of consultation.

How to arrange a home visit

Please call reception before 10.00am, they will ask you some basic details so that the GP can make a decision on suitability for a visit.

The old Branch

The GP may call you back if they think an alternative form of consultation is more suitable.

We try and see all home visits on the same day, however urgent problems take priority and so you may have to wait if your problem is less urgent.

If you call after 11.30am your visit is likely to be scheduled for the following day unless it is urgent.