Where possible, try and come to the surgery, it is better equipped than the Drs’ bag. If you are too ill to come to surgery and you feel that you require a home visit please telephone the surgery. Try to telephone before 10.00am, this allows the Doctor to plan his visits before leaving the surgery.
When a request for a home visit is made, the reception will ask for further details, this information is essential as it will help the Doctor to determine which calls need immediate attention and which calls can be dealt with after surgery hours. The Doctor will telephone the patient before going out on his home visits.