Home visits are solely allocated to those who are elderly or infirm and hence unable to get to the surgery.
Wherever possible doctors ask that patients be brought to the surgery for review where their complete medical records are accessible and there are better facilities to instigate thorough examination and treatment.
Inappropriate requests for home visits may be rejected.
All requests for home visits should be phoned in by 10.30am.
Patients should note that they are not guaranteed to see the doctor of their choice on home visits.
You can 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.