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Home VisitsDoctor's bag 

Patients are generally seen at the surgery, but between the hours of 08:30 and 18:00 patients may be seen at home if the doctor considers a home visit necessary because of the patient’s medical condition. 

Please request a visit before 10:00 and be prepared to give staff some idea of your symptoms to help us plan our visits. Before a house call is made, the doctor will ring the patient to assess the situation

Where possible it is usually better for the patient to be seen in the surgery as the GP has access to your complete medical notes and also diagnostic tests and treatments which cannot be done at home.

Please remember that a GP could see approximately 6 patients in surgery in the time it takes to do 1 house visit.

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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