Home visits will be carried out by a GP where it makes clinical sense and provides the best way to give a medical opinion and initiate treatment. This is likely to be for those patients who are:
- Terminally ill
- Truly bedbound and where travel to premises by car would cause a deterioration in medical condition or unacceptable discomfort
If you feel that you require medical attention but may not be able to visit the practice you should contact reception on 01242 223 810 before 11.00am. A doctor will telephone you back in the first instance to discuss your medical condition and agree the best course of action.
Requests made after 11.00am will normally be managed on the following day, except in emergencies where the request will be passed to the doctor on-call for that day.
Please provide details of your problem so that the doctor can assess the urgency and nature of your condition and confirm the best telephone number to be contacted on.
We also request that where you are expecting a doctor to visit you at home, to be available at your address and contactable by telephone from 11.00am onwards.