Home visits are usually done after morning surgery, about lunchtime. Please request all routine home visits between 08:30 and 10:30, Monday to Friday. Requests for home visits outside this time should be for urgent visits only. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible so that the doctor can prioritise the visits according to urgency. Please let the receptionist know how the doctor can gain entry if the person the doctor is visiting cannot get to the door (e.g. door code, neighbour has key etc.)
Please note that visits should be requested for the housebound only. If you are able to get to the surgery, then please make an appointment. The doctor will be able to use his / her time more efficiently if visits are kept to a minimum. Please note that a lack of transport is NOT a valid reason for requesting a visit.