Patients are requested to telephone before 10.00am if a visit is required that day. Only emergency visits will be arranged after that time. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible in order to help the doctor plan the visits.
The doctor who visits you may not always be the doctor of your choice. Please ask if you wish to see a particular doctor and we will try to arrange it. If you think an urgent visit is necessary please explain this to the receptionist
A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.
House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.