Home Visits

Home visits are now almost exclusively reserved for the house bound, disabled and frail elderly, due to the extra time that these incur. If you do need a home visit, please phone the receptionists with as much detail as possible.

The final decision to visit will be at the discretion of the doctor and can only be for medical reasons rather than convenience or transport difficulties.
"There is a fairly wide-held belief that patients have an automatic right to a home visit from a GP within core hours (8am to 6.30pm). This is not in fact the case.

"Practices will reach a “reasonable opinion” about whether to attend to a patient at their residence based upon information received on the condition of the patient, and whether it would be inappropriate to expect the patient to attend the practice premises.

"There is nothing to prevent the GP from arranging for the referral of a patient without first seeing the patient, in cases where their medical condition makes that course of action appropriate.

If a patient is encouraged to come into the surgery, it is often on the basis that this is where the best care can be provided. The specialist equipment is located at the practice, tests can be carried out more easily there, and drugs issued."

We make home visits only when it is clinically indicated and the patient is too ill or infirm to attend the surgery. When the surgery is closed and it is less than an emergency DIAL 111. You can dial 111 24/7 365 days per year for health advice. For medical EMERGENCIES dial 999 (see emergencies page).
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Orchard 2000 Medical Centre
480 Hall Road

Telephone: 01482 347600 / 01482 347601

Bransholme South Health Centre
Goodhart Road      Bransholme

Tel: 01482 344184
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