Please do not ask for a doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill or infirm to come to the surgery. Remember that the doctor has better facilities for examination and treatment in the surgery. In addition, for every home visit by the doctor, at least four patients could be seen at the surgery.
If the patient has a temperature or a rash, coming in to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others, but please inform the receptionist on arrival.
When a home visit is necessary please telephone before 10.30am where possible, and be prepared to be asked some details in order to enable us to assess priorities.
Home visits will normally be made after morning surgery and before afternoon surgery.