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Home Visits

Doctor's bag

Home visits are granted to those patients too ill or too frail to attend the surgery.

In most cases any visit request will only be approved by a doctor. Therefore, if you require a home visit please (except in genuine emergencies) phone on 748266 (Bowthorpe) or 624844 (Trinity Street) between 08:30 and 10:30 as this helps our doctors to plan their time efficiently.

Please be prepared to give the receptionist a brief outline of the problem as this also helps us see the most appropriate cases first. Please note that our receptionists will only add visit requests to our daily visit request list, ultimately it will be our doctors who decide if your request for a visit is appropriate. If they decide that it is not they will notify you by telephone.

Otherwise try to come to one of the surgeries as this will often be quicker than waiting for a visit.

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.

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