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Home Visits

The best place to see a doctor is normally at the surgery as we have the proper equipment and facilities available.

However for patients who are housebound or terminally ill, this is not always possible and therefore doctors will see these patients in their home, as per recommended Local Medical Committee (LMC) guideline.

If you do need a home visit, please call reception before 11:00.

All requests for home visits will be triaged by a member of the practice team in order to assist the GPs and nurses in prioritising visits. Your GP will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.

We regret that we are unable to offer home visits for patients who are prevented from attending the surgery by lack of transport or childcare issues.

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.

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