Home Visits

These should be requested before 10.00 if possible and should only be for patients who are too ill to attend the surgery. Requests for home visits will be received at other times of the day and a doctor will always discuss the requirement for a visit with the patient; depending on the individual circumstances the doctor may carry out a home visit, allocate an emergency appointment at the surgery for the same day, ascertain that A&E is better suited to deal with this particular problem or facilitate a visit to a local NHS Walk In Centre. Your doctor can see four or five patients in the time it takes to see one on a home visit.