These are normally only required by our elderly or housebound patients after discussion with the duty doctor. Patients for whom a visit is not necessary can be seen on the same day.
Please contact the reception as soon as possible if you think you need a visit so that we can arrange this for you as early as possible in the day. The doctors do most of their visits after morning surgery (1.00pm – 3.00pm).
You can also 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.
Short Guide: Do I Need a Home Visit?
A GP visit is not needed for the following common symptoms:
Fevers, cough, sore throat, earache, headache, diarrhoea and vomiting, most cases of abdominal pain.
In these instances most patients are usually well enough to travel.
Remember it is not harmful to wrap up a child with a fever and bring them to the surgery.
Adults with common problems as above are also readily transportable to the doctor’s surgery.