If it is at all possible, the doctors prefer patients to visit the practice, where the facilities needed are available and they can then see more patients in that time. However, home visits are available for housebound patients only.
Requests for home visits should be made before 12:00 noon if possible, by telephoning the practice unless urgent. Home visits are usually carried out by the on-call doctor after the morning surgery. Please be ready to give your name, address and telephone number and brief details of what is wrong. If a child has a temperature or rash it is still best for them to be seen in the practice where equipment is available for tests when appropriate. In this instance inform the Receptionist who will make sure the child is separated on arrival from the other patients.