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Home Visits

Doctor's bag

If you think you may require a home visit, please telephone 0121 554 1812 before 10:30. You will be required to tell the receptionist the reason for your request.

All requests are passed to a doctor, who may telephone you to discuss the best way of helping you. They decide whether or not a visit is appropriate based on medical need. Please bear in mind that certain examinations, tests, or procedures can only be carried out at the surgery and you may be advised to attend accordingly.

Most patients can quite safely be brought to the surgery by car/taxi. It is not harmful to take a child with a fever outside.

Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the surgery if at all possible.

Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the patient or carer.

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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