The doctors are happy to visit people at home if they are housebound or genuinely too unwell to come to the surgery.
As a general rule, we would prefer to see patients in the surgery, where more comprehensive examinations can be undertaken and at home we have limited access to records and equipment. Short journeys are not usually harmful in cases of fever or acute illness. However, if you are housebound and need medical attention, home visits are available.
Please ring before 11.00 to request a home visit. In most cases the GP will contact you by phone initially to discuss the problem. Routine visits are made between 13.00 and 15.30 daily.
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. We do not visit children at home.