These are solely at the doctor’s discretion.
Please can we ask that any routine home visit requests are submitted to the practice before 11.00am? The GPs cannot guarantee attendance to any routine home visit requests received after 11.00am and the visit may therefore be deferred until the following day.
When requesting a home visit please give the receptionists as much information as possible regarding the reasons for the request and ensure contact details are correct.
The doctor will usually talk directly to the patient when a home visit is requested.
Please do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:
- TO BE IN WHEN THE DOCTOR CALLS
TO ENSURE REQUESTS FOR HOME VISITS ARE MADE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE
- TO ACCEPT THE DOCTORS ADVICE IF A HOME VISIT IS NOT CONSIDERED NECESSARY