If you or a member of your family is unable to come to the surgery because of illness, a home visit may be arranged. It helps if you can phone before 10:00 so that the doctors can plan their rounds. Please explain the problem to the receptionist so that the doctor can arrange to see the most urgent cases first.
Contrary to popular belief, children can be safely brought to the surgery even if they have a high temperature. You will find that taking them out into the cool air often makes them feel better.
Home visits take up to six times longer than a consultation in the surgery. It helps the doctor to see more patients if you can try to come to the surgery.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.