Home visits are very time consuming and it is always appreciated if you can get to the surgery. If you, or your child, are very poorly and you can come to the surgery please give the receptionist prior warning and she will arrange for the Doctor to see you as quickly as possible.
If a home visit is unavoidable, please make your request as soon as you are able. Please bear in mind that it makes the organisation and function of our practice team so much easier if requests for home visits are made between 8.30 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. The Practice staff will ask you for some details so the Doctor can visit the most urgent patients first and will know if he/she needs any special equipment. Your Doctor may telephone you after morning surgery to find out more about your condition.
Advice Over the Telephone
If you think your problem can be dealt with over the telephone by a Doctor or Nurse the receptionist will arrange for the appropriate person to call you back. This could be the most efficient use of time for you, the Doctor or Nurse. Please note antibiotics are not normally prescribed without an examination.