Home Visits

Most people think that Doctors are obliged to make house calls as part of their NHS Contract. Such an obligation has never been part of the General Practitioner’s contract but a habit that people have come to expect as their right.

The Contract states that in the case of an emergency, the Doctor can either advise or offer a consultation, but it is up to the Doctor to decide where the consultation will take place.

If you are ill or unable to attend the surgery and require a home visit, please telephone 720574 before 10.00am if possible. This will help the Doctor to plan their visits for the day. Please remember, the Doctor can see up to four patients at the surgery in the time it takes to make one house call. Patients can also be examined more thoroughly in the surgery environment and children can often be wrapped up and brought to surgery.