Home Visits

If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:30 if you require a home visit.

GP visit recommended
Home visits are for:

  • The terminally ill.

  • The truly housebound patient for whom travel to premises by car would cause deterioration in their medical condition.

GP visit is not usual
In most of these cases a visit would not be an appropriate use of your GP's time or best for you:

  • Heart Attack - severe crushing chest pain. The best approach is to call an emergency paramedic ambulance. (999)

  • Common symptoms of childhood: fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain. These patients are usually well enough to travel to the surgery. It is not harmful to take a child with fever outside.

  • Adults with common problems, such as cough, sore throat, influenza, general malaise, back pain and abdominal pain are also readily transportable to the doctor's surgery. Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the patients or their carers.  

You can 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.

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