Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10.00 am.
Please note that most of our home visits are seen by our fully trained Advanced Nurse Practitioners although a GP may be asked to visit for certain patients. We also use DGS Home Visiting Team who may send a trained Paramedic Practitioner to see you and then liaise with the practice.
You should only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. A 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. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule home visits according to priority.
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.