Home visits will only be made to patients who are unable to attend surgery on clinical grounds and need to be requested before 10am except in an emergency.
Any visits requested after this time can cause considerable problems to the doctor on call and can result in the delay/cancellation of surgeries, disrupting appointments made for a larger number of people.
If there is an emergency it is usually quicker to attend the surgery where there are more facilities, unless the patient is genuinely housebound.
When requesting a visit you will be asked for a brief description of the problem. This is in order that the doctor can assess the urgency of the call.