Home visits are for those patients who are housebound or undergoing end-of-life care and therefore cannot get to the Practice. In the time taken for the doctor to do one home visit he could see 5 to 6 patients at the surgery. For this reason it is in the doctor’s and the patient’s best interests that, whenever possible, an effort is made to get down to the surgery.
Request for a home visit should be made before 10:00 am, and the receptionist will need to be given a brief outline of the problem. Please ensure you give the receptionist your name, address and telephone number.
The GP may telephone you first to discuss your home visit request and from the information provided the doctor will then decide what action to take next.
Please be aware – although we are happy to register patients from all over, we are unable to visit patients at home who reside outside our boundary area. Our practice boundary area is the immediate area around our surgery – roughly bordered by chapter road to the north, chamberlayne road to the east, palermo road to the south and church road to the west.
If you have become permanently housebound and live outside the practice boundary area area, you will need to register with one of our GP colleagues closer to where you live so that you are able to continue to access healthcare services. We will ensure, where possible, that your records are transferred electronically to your new practice to avoid any delay – that way our GP colleagues at your new practice will have access to your medical history and medication details.
For further information on the practice boundary area, please contact reception or click below: