The Surgery, with all its facilities, is the best place for a consultation. However, if you are housebound or too ill to come to Surgery, a Doctor will visit you at home.
If you need a visit please try to call your surgery as early as possible in the day, before 11.00am. Home visits are generally not after this time, as the surgery is not part of the Emergency Services.
The Receptionist will ask you for some information about the problem and also for a telephone number so that we can contact you. You may be put through to the doctor or he or she may ring you back. If you feel that you require an urgent home visit, please make this clear at the time of telephoning.
Please remember that it takes a Doctor much longer to visit a patient at home than to undertake a consultation at the Surgery. Only request a home visit when it is absolutely necessary.
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.