HOUSE VISITS

In December we undertook 245 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar size. House visits take a substantial amount of doctor time.

HOUSE VISITS

In December we undertook 245 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar size.

House visits take a substantial amount of doctor time. Three patients can be seen in the surgery in the same time it takes to undertake one house visit. House visits should only be requested if you or your friend or relative is a palliative patient, bedbound or would come to harm if moved.

The weather or lack of transport are not reasons to request a house visit. If you are able to leave the house to attend hospital appointments, the hairdresser or to go to the shops you are able to attend the GP surgery. All requests for House visits should be made by 11 am unless it is a same day emergency.

We thank you for your help ensuring house visits are prioritised to those who need them.