Home Visits

Only if you are too seriously ill to get to the surgery, terminally ill or are housebound, and need a home visit, please telephone 020 8623 1300. The Doctor may telephone first to decide if a visit is necessary or if any other action(s) needs to be taken.

On a home visit the doctor will have limited equipment available in comparison to seeing you at the surgery so it may not be possible to perform a full assessment of your symptoms. It is therefore essential that if it is at all possible that you attend the Surgery to see the doctor.

You can call to request a home visit between 8.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday although it is best to call as early in the day as possible, doing this when you are unwell will facilitate faster treatment and may prevent you being admitted to hospital. The GPs have access to a community prevention of admissions team for suitable patients.

Short Guide: Do I Need a Home Visit?

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.