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Making a home visit request > ivy.gs/visitrequest

Our Home Visiting Policy

Requesting a Home Visit

Home Visiting Support Services

Will I be able to get a visit?

See if you are in one of the groups of patients that we will visit - hover over each statement for more info

I am completely bedbound and unable to move

I am terminally ill or near to end-of-life

I am so poorly that I would come to harm if I were moved

► I think I might need a home visit

If you are mobile, even if you require aids or support, please book a surgery appointment

If you are in one of the above groups, and need medical help, you may need a visit

Please ring 01773 514130 before 10.30am so that your call can be assessed


How do I go about making a home visit request?

(1)
I feel far too poorly - what do I do?

(2)
When is the best time to ring for a home visit?

(3)
In what situations should I request a home visit?

(1) I feel far too poorly - what do I do?

Hover over each choice to receive an explanation.

I need to ring 999 because my life is in immediate danger

Although I'm ill, I'm mobile at home, perhaps I can get to surgery

I can't get out of bed or feel too poorly, I will ring for advice on what to do

(2) When is the best time to ring for a home visit?

Hover over each choice to receive an explanation.

First thing, as soon as I feel I may need a home visit

It doesn't matter when I ring, the doctor can just pop out

Last thing, just so I can see if I get any better

(3) In what situations should I request a home visit?

All the scenarios below have previously been given as requests for a home visit. Hover over each one to see an explanation about home visiting in that situation.

I am completely bedbound and unable to move

I am terminally ill or near to end-of-life

I am so poorly that I would come to harm if I were moved

As a patient, I have an automatic right to a home visit

As an older patient, I should always get a home visit

I have a high temperature and should not leave the house

I am a child, young adult or am otherwise mobile

I live in a residential home so I should get a home visit

I feel all right but I just need a Dr to check me over

I have no money for a taxi or any transport

I have no childcare for my other children

I've had a bit to drink and can't drive

Can you visit me when I get back from the hairdressers?

The weather is really bad, I can't get out

I think I may be having a heart attack (or stroke)!

I am housebound so I should get a visit

But I've always had a home visit from the doctor

I need a visit to check I'm ready for admission to hospital

I've got a really sore throat and a bad cough

I need to use a stick because I don't walk very well

I just don't feel like coming out to surgery today


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This page is © Ivy Grove Surgery and may not be reproduced without permission. Practices wishing to adapt our home visiting policy or visiting information should get in touch first.
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