If you or someone in your family is unable to come to the surgery because of illness, then you can arrange a home visit.
If you are unable to come to the surgery and may need a home visit, please contact us before 10.00am on 0117 966 3149. Please always try to get to the surgery as we can offer more comprehensive care here.
We ask all patients to come to the surgery to see a doctor unless it is physically impossible for the patient to leave the house at the time of the home visit request. This is because home visits can take up to six times longer than an in-person surgery visit and investigations can be undertaken quickly. You are also more likely to be able to see your usual GP if you attend the surgery, rather than requesting a home visit.
How to arrange a home visit
You can arrange for a GP or Healthcare Professional to see you by contacting the surgery before 10.00am.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP/Healthcare professional. You should 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.
Change or cancel a home visit
You can change or cancel a home visit by contacting the surgery. If your home visit is no longer convenient for you, then it’s important to let us know so that we can help other patients.