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Home Visits

Home visits are mainly for terminally ill and housebound patients. They should only be requested if you are unable to come to the surgery because of serious illness or infirmity. Please remember the doctor can see four patients in the time it takes to make one home visit. Wherever possible we prefer to see you at the surgery, as the surgery is equipped for efficient examination and this makes more efficient use of the doctor’s time. Should you still need a home visit please ring before 10.30am and give the receptionist some indication of the problem and its urgency. Please confirm your address and phone number at the same time. The doctor is likely to ring you to assess the situation. The doctor may arrange for the patient to be brought to the surgery so that its full facilities are available for tests and treatment.

Please note that lack of transport cannot be accepted as a reason for a home visit, nor does the practice provide transport services. Also, if you have a dog that is not familiar with visitors, please ensure that it is securely locked away when the doctor attends the home visit.

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