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Home visits

How we look after our house bound patients.

 

Home visits are strictly for people too ill to get to the surgery.

To arrange a home visit, please phone 295 3531 (for patients at both surgeries). Requests are accepted from 8.00am. The doctor may ring you to discuss your problem.

Please phone BEFORE 10.00am IF POSSIBLE and tell the receptionist if the home visit is urgent or non-urgent.

To assist you, the following situations do not usually merit a visit:

Adults with common problems of cough, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, chronic back pain and dental problems.

Common symptoms of childhood fevers, cold, cough earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain, where patients are well enough to travel by car.

Who is the service for

We only offer home visits to patients who are genuinely housebound due to a medical problem. The final decision on who gets a home visit rests with the GP. We ask all other patients to use an alternative form of consultation.

How to arrange a home visit

Please call reception- they will ask you some basic details so that the GP can make a decision on suitability for a visit.

The GP may call you back if they think an alternative form of consultation is more suitable. We try and see all home visits on the same day, however urgent problems take priority and so you may have to wait if your problem is less urgent.

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