Do not delay dialling 999 for an ambulance if you feel that one is needed. If you are too ill to come to the surgery and genuinely need a home visit, please contact the surgery prior to 10.00, to allow time for this to be organised. Only emergency visits will be arranged after this time at the doctor’s discretion.
Please note that home visits are only for patients who are genuinely housebound through illness, as the doctor can see three or more patients in surgery in the same time it takes to carry out one home visit. The doctor also has better facilities for sorting out your problem at the surgery.