Home visits are reserved for patients who are housebound or are too ill or incapacitated that they cannot come, or be brought, to the surgery. In almost all cases children can be brought to the surgery where we have the best conditions for examination. This is safer for your child, as urgent problems can be referred to hospital quickly. In most cases patients will be expected to come to the surgery.
If you need a home visit please telephone the surgery before 10am, if possible, as this will help the doctors to plan their visits. The on-call doctor will telephone you before they visit and this will not usually be until after morning surgery has finished.