If you are too ill to come to the surgery and want to request a home visit, you must contact the surgery before 11am any requests after this time will go on to the next working day, however the GP will still triage the request. Please inform the reception staff of a brief reason why the visit is needed. All home visits are assessed by a Doctor and patients may be telephoned first. These visits can take longer than a normal consultation so they are done between the hours of 1pm and 3pm.
Home visits are only available for patients who are housebound or are seriously ill. Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Surgery.
Please be aware that Irchester Surgery has a catchment area, we do have some patients registered who fall outside of this area. Unfortunately if you are registered with us and you are not within our catchment area our GPs may not be able to carry out a home visit.