House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Except in an emergency, requests for home visits should be made before 11 am, so that the doctor’s can plan their day.
The receptionist may ask for further information to enable the doctors to assess the urgency of the call.
If you require medical or general advice, the receptionist can arrange for the doctor to ring you back.
You can 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.