The Surgery, with all its facilities, is the best place for a consultation. However, if you are housebound or too ill to come to Surgery, a Doctor will visit you at home.
Please telephone us on 01793 600440 before 11.00am to request a home visit. The Receptionist will ask you for some information about the problem and also for a telephone number so that we can contact you. This is so that the Doctors can plan their day and arrange visits in order of priority. On occasion, the Doctor may arrange for the Swindon Home Visiting Service (operated by South West Ambulance Service) to visit you.
If you feel that you require an urgent home visit, please make this clear at the time of telephoning – for chest pain, suspected stroke, collapses etc. please dial 999.
Please remember that it takes a Doctor much longer to visit a patient at home than to undertake a consultation at the Surgery. Only request a home visit when it is absolutely necessary.
Short Guide: Do I Need a Home Visit?
A GP visit is not needed for the following common symptoms:
- Sore throats
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Most cases of abdominal pain.
In these instances most patients are usually well enough to travel.
Remember it is not harmful to wrap up a child with a fever and bring them to the surgery.
Adults with common problems as above are also readily transportable to the doctor’s surgery.