Patients are requested to telephone before 11:00 if medical assistance is required that day. After this time we only have an emergency doctor available.
We would always request that apart from the genuinely housebound that all other patients would try to attend the surgery rather than request a home visit because of the extra time home visiting takes.
On average 6 patients can be seen in surgery in the time it takes to do 1 house call. In addition the examination may be limited at home due to lack of portable equipment such as the ECG machine.
Please note that the doctor may telephone you rather than visit you if this is medically appropriate.