Home visits are for patients who are too ill to attend the surgery. A doctor can see four to six patients at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit.
Requests for home visits should be made before 10.30am The decision as to whether a home visit is necessary is made only by the doctor. Visits are made when the patient's medical condition is such that it would be detrimental to their health to travel to the surgery.
Visits are carried out by the visiting doctor for that day, which varies from day to day as determined by the practice workload and doctors' timetables/commitments. It is not possible to request a visit from a particular doctor.