Please do not ask for a doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill or infirm to come to the surgery. Remember that the doctor has better facilities for examination and treatment in the surgery, also for every home visit by the doctor at least four patients could have been seen at the surgery.
If the patient has a temperature or a rash, coming in to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others but please inform the receptionist on arrival. When a home visit is necessary please telephone before 10.30am and be prepared to be asked some details to enable us to assess priorities. Home visits will normally be made after morning surgery and before afternoon surgery.
Please note that when you request a visit the attending clinician may not be a GP or Nurse Practitioner that actually works at the surgery. We are currently undertaking a pilot home visiting scheme that is funded by our local commissioning group. This means we have been able to recruit Doctors and Advanced Nurse Practitioners (through our provider organisation BB Healthcare Services) to undertake our home visits on our behalf.