Please telephone to request home visits as early as possible giving a brief description of the problem to help the receptionists to assess if the visit is urgent. No guarantee can be given as to which GP will attend. Decisions as to whether or not a home visit is warranted rest with the GPs. Difficulty with transport is not in itself a valid reason to request a home visit.
Home visits should be requested the day before or on the day of visit. If the visit is deemed an emergency please phone before 10.00am for a same day visit.
We also make use of the Rapid Response visiting service - a multidisciplinary team of primary care clinicians.
You can also 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.
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