These are carried out only if the doctor feels it is necessary on medical grounds. The doctors can examine patients and carry out tests much more easily in surgery so please try to attend whenever possible.
If you are too ill to come to the surgery a Doctor will visit you at home if they feel it is appropriate. If you think you may need a home visit please telephone the surgery before 10.30am, giving some indication of the problem. This allows the Doctors to plan the day’s visits with the minimum disruption to surgeries.
Your doctor can usually see several patients at the surgery in the time that it takes to make a single housecall.