Home Visits

Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception 0118 988 3134 before 10:30am. If your usual doctor is not available, the acute illness doctor will visit.

Please only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to the receptionist to enable the doctor to schedule house calls. If you are ringing on behalf of someone else, please make sure that you have the relevant contact details (address, phone number, etc.) for the person who is ill. We will not normally visit patients outside of our boundary area. If you need a home visit and are temporarily away from your normal registered address, please contact a local GP practice who can see you as a temporary resident.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.