Home visits are for those patients who are housebound or undergoing end-of-life care and therefore cannot get to the Practice. In the time taken for the doctor to do one home visit he could see 5 to 6 patients at the surgery.
Request for a home visit should be made through reception/eConsult and the receptionist will need to be given a brief outline of the problem. Please ensure you give the receptionist your name, address and telephone number as well. It is very important to inform the receptionist if you are not staying at your home.
A clinician will telephone you to discuss your home visit request.