The medical centre is the best place for us to see anyone however, sometimes we may need to see you at home.
Every request for a home visit will be assessed by a doctor. We allocate 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:
- Ensure that requests for home visits are done first thing in the morning, preferably before 10am.
- Not to request a home visit unless the patient is too ill to be brought to the surgery.
- Home visits usually take place between the hours of 12noon and 2pm however, if you feel that an immediate visit is needed then please let the receptionist know on booking.
- Confine requests for night visits to problems that really cannot wait until the next working day.