The doctor may telephone you to assess whether a visit is required, and may either give advice, arrange a surgery appointment or a home visit as is deemed appropriate.
A doctor or nurse can see many more patients in the surgery in the same time it takes to visit one patient at home, and the full facilities for examination are available only in the surgery.
Therefore, we offer home visits only to patients who the doctor or nurse feel are too ill to attend the surgery or who are registered as housebound.
We will not visit on the grounds of convenience, as this is unfair on other patients who would have to forego having an appointment in the surgery.
We expect patients to make arrangements for travel to and from the surgery. If you feel that you meet the criteria for a home visit, please ring 0161 320 8788 before 10:30 am.