The surgery, with all its facilities, is the best place for a consultation. However, if you are housebound or too ill to come to surgery, a doctor will visit you at home.
Please telephone the surgery as early in the morning as possible. The doctor may telephone you to discuss whether a home visit is appropriate.
At home the doctor will only have limited equipment and it is often difficult to perform a full assessment of your symptoms. It is therefore essential, that if it is at all possible, you attend the surgery to see the doctor.
A GP visit is not needed for the following common symptoms:
Fevers, cough, sore throat, earache, headache, diarrhoea and vomiting, most cases of abdominal pain. In these instances most patients are usually well enough to travel.
Remember it is not harmful to wrap up a child with a fever and bring them to the surgery.
Adults with common problems as above are also readily transportable to the doctor’s surgery.