Home Visits

  • If you think you need a home visit please call the surgery on 01704 511700 before 10:00 on the day.
  • Home visits are reserved for patients who are truly housebound or so incapacitated that they cannot be brought to the surgery.
  • Children, in almost all cases, can be brought to the surgery and seen in the best conditions for examination. This is safer for your child as urgent problems can be referred quickly to the hospital.
  • Unfortunately, the cost of travelling to the surgery cannot be considered. Please make sure you have a system so that you can access travel either by family, friend or taxi for emergencies.
  • Common misunderstandings include the idea that GPs have to visit the home if requested. In fact, GPs are not obliged to visit. They must decide if and where a patient needs to be seen.
  • 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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Contact Us

St. Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice
42 Derby Road
Tel: 01704 511700
Fax: 01704 511798