If possible, patients should make their way to the medical centre to see their GP or other healthcare professional. This is because for every home visit a GP or nurse makes they could see several patients in the practice, so if you are mobile please come into the surgery to be seen. In cases of severe illness, infirmity, or emergencies, the GP or nurse will visit the patient at home. If you are too ill to attend please call us before 12.00pm if possible, as rounds have to be planned. You will be asked for a reason for the Home Visit so we can judge the urgency of the call. The doctor may phone before visiting to assess the urgency of the visit. If a visit is requested in the afternoon the Duty GP will call and assess the patient and their symptoms, only then will the visit take place if they feel that it is required or cannot wait until the following day. To arrange a home visit please call the practice on 01273 736030.