Home visits are at the discretion of the doctor. Please do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to attend the surgery. Please try to request a home visit before 10.30am on that day. The receptionist will ask for full details, a telephone number and the reason for the visit. This information enables the doctors to plan their calls and allows urgent visitors to be dealt with as soon as possible.

Lack of transportation is not a reason for a doctor to make a home visit. The Volunteer Car Bureau (01604 628234) may be able to assist patients who have transportation difficulties.