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Home Visits are reserved for the following groups of patients: 

  • Terminally ill;
  • Housebound;
  • Patients who are severely ill and cannot be mobilised.

Although a traditional part of general practice, home visits are time consuming. Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. So please help us to help you and our other patients by visiting the surgery whenever possible

We want to see patients as quickly as possible, and the best way is often to encourage them to come to the health centre, because your GP will have access to all your medical records, including those held on computer. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.

We cannot undertake home visits for reasons of convenience or lack of transport. Our responsibility to you is to resolve the medical problem you have; your responsibility is to take all the reasonable steps you are able to, to enable us to do that.

A doctor will call you on most occasions to assess your problem as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice. It also prepares the doctor to collect some information required as necessary for the visit.

If you have any queries please contact the Practice Manager

 
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