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 11:00. The doctor is likely to return your phone call to see if a visit is necessary. Please remember that the final decision for making a visit rests with the person who returns your call.
Please bear in mind that most of our home visits tend to be in cases of genuine need, i.e. bedbound patients with terminal illnesses or resident in nursing/care homes.
Requests for visits between 11am -6.30pm and at weekends should only be made in the case of genuine acute emergency. During those ours a doctor may visit you from BARDOC, a GP co-operative for which our doctors work. If you feel you need telephone advice on a health-related problem NHS Direct offers 24 hour telephone service on the non-emergency 111 number.