If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:30 if you require a home visit and provide as much information as you can. The doctor may also telephone prior to visiting to ensure the appropriate course of action is taken.
Home visits are normally made between surgeries, please inform reception if you feel your problem cannot wait that long as you may need to go to hospital.
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.