The medical centre is the best place for us to see anyone. Sometimes we may need to see you at home.
Every request for a home visit will be assessed by a doctor. We allocate some time for visits each day but concentrate on providing surgery consultations so that more people can be seen throughout the day.
Night cover is provided by Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust at the Out of Hours Centre at the University Hospital of North Durham.
In return we ask you to
- Not to request a home visit unless the patient is too ill to be brought to the surgery.
- Ensure that requests for home visits are made before 10.00 am.
- If you feel an immediate visit is needed, please let the receptionist know.
- Confine requests for night visits to complaints that really cannot wait until the next days surgery.