If you require a house call, you should ask for it as early in the day as possible. House calls are only provided for patients who are housebound due to their illness or condition. You may be asked some questions by a receptionist working to a protocol agreed upon by the doctors and designed to help them decide the most appropriate place to see you; a doctor may also speak to you directly on the telephone. We hope that you understand that we are not trying to be difficult or obstructive. We are trying to make the best possible use of doctor's time for the benefit of all our patients.
You should also be aware that a doctor has equipment and supplies available in the surgery that cannot be taken to your home in their bag.
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.