We believe that home visits, when appropriate, are an important component of general practice in the United Kingdom. Home visits are for the infirm, or when your medical condition prohibits you from attending the practice. Most medical problems can be brought to the practice however, and this may mean you needing to take public transport or a taxi to reach us.
Children can almost always be brought to the practice, and there is no harm in bringing an ill child to the practice if requested by the doctor. Lighting, equipment, and examination facilities are far superior in the practice compared with the home environment.
If you do feel, despite the above, that a home visit is necessary, please telephone the practice as early in the day as possible and select the option for home visits. A receptionist will take your details and symptoms; a doctor may call you to discuss the visit request further as soon as possible. Please note that it is ultimately the doctor's decision whether a home visit is necessary, or not.