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Home Visits

Wherever possible we encourage patients to attend the surgery as most likely you will be seen faster than waiting at home and with more medical equipment and medication to hand for use if necessary.

If, however, you cannot attend the practice and need a doctor to call to your home, a visit may be arranged by phoning our reception before 10am and outlining the problem so that details can be passed on to the medical staff.

In the event that a house call cannot be attended to by one of our doctors an outside agency of doctors (Doctor on Duty) will be sent.

When is a home visit necessary?

In most of these cases a visit would not be an appropriate use of your GP's time or best for you: 

When a GP visit may be useful 

Following a conversation with a health professional, it may be agreed that a seriously ill patient may be helped by a GP's visit.

When a GP visit is recommended 

Home visiting makes clinical sense and is the best way of giving medical opinion, in cases involving: 

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