Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00. Please note emergency visits will be passed to the duty doctor rather than your usual doctor.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
New Primary Care Practitioners
Three Primary Care Practitioners have taken up posts with Bristol Community Health CIC to work closely with our GPs, supporting them by assessing unwell patients at home. The professionals have received advanced nursing or paramedic training, and their aim is to provide care to patients in their homes early in the morning, to prevent hospital admissions and to alleviate pressure on local GPs. Research shows that if advanced practitioners can access such patients early in the day, they are able to take measures which could prevent a hospital admission later on the same day. Patients access this service via a referral from one of our GPs on the day that they phone in.
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.