Whenever possible requests for a home visit should be received at the Practice no later than 10.00am to allow for a visit that same day by calling 020 8335 6600.
Home visits will normally be undertaken by the Doctor on-call for that day after morning surgery so we cannot usually stipulate which doctor will visit you.
Home visits are intended only for patients who are housebound because of severe illness or severe disability. They are not made simply because of transport difficulties if the condition itself would not warrant a home visit.
The doctor may phone initially to assess whether your problem could be dealt with most effectively at the surgery.
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 much better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Surgery.
A home visit is at the doctor’s discretion and is determined by medical assessment of the problem presented.