Here at Church Street Surgery we have a designated Home Visiting Service. Your visit request will be triaged and signposted to the most appropriate clinician – this maybe a GP, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or a member of our Community Nursing Team.
Home visits are a concession reserved for patients who are genuinely too ill or house bound to visit the surgery and are based on clinical need and at the discretion of the doctor. It is not the right of a patient, relative or carer to demand a visit.
If you need a home visit please let us know before 11am, stating clearly the name, age, address and telephone number of the patient and the nature of the problem. Lack of transportation is not a reason to request a visit. One of the members of our Home Visiting Team may call you back to discuss the reason for your request and they may offer a mutually convenient appointment at the surgery or give advice over the phone.
Most people can travel a short distance to the surgery in a car without any adverse effects to their health.
Please do not “give it until lunchtime” or evening before deciding that you feel that a home visit is necessary.