Home visits are reserved for patients who are truly housebound or so incapacitated they cannot be brought to the surgery. Home visits are based on medical need. If you are too unwell to come to the surgery it is important that you telephone for a visit before 10.30am so that the doctor can plan his home visit schedule.
In almost all cases, children can be safely brought to the surgery where we have the best conditions for examination. If you come to the surgery during normal hours you will be seen, treated and if necessary referred more quickly. It would be helpful if you could explain to the receptionist what the problem is, so that the more urgent calls can be seen first.
There is always a doctor on call. If you need a doctor urgently at any time, please telephone the surgery on 0151 526 1121 or telephone NHS 111 for advice.