If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:00 if you require a home visit.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed.
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 or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
Appropriate requests for a home visit:
- If you are bed bound
- If you are terminally ill
- If you would come to harm if moved
Inappropriate requests for a home visit:
- No transport or money
- Anyone who is mobile
- For convenience
- Other help more appropriate