If you are housebound or too ill to attend the surgery a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner can visit you at home. If at all possible requests for house calls should be made before 10:00. As a matter of routine, staff will ask you if you are able to come to the surgery. It is often possible to be seen sooner in the surgery than on a home visit.
Home visits are normally done after morning surgeries and before afternoon surgeries. The visiting GP may not be your usual GP.
If you feel you require an urgent home visit for a serious condition that cannot wait, the Duty Doctor will be informed and will normally speak to you directly to assess your needs.