Home Visits

Doctor's bagThe 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. 
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