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Home Visits

Doctor's bag

These are reserved for the truly housebound.

We recognise the need for some patients, for example, the elderly or frail, to have a home visit but please do think carefully before asking for a home visit as facilities are better in the surgery and the doctor can see four or more patients in the surgery in the time taken for one home visit.

Please telephone before 10:00 if you are requesting a home visit whenever possible unless an emergency occurs later in the day. Give the receptionist as much information as possible as this helps the doctor assess the urgency of the situation. If you do not request a visit the doctor will make the decision whether to give advice over the telephone, visit, or refer to another agency (such as District Nursing) as appropriate. Lack of transport in itself is not a reason for a home visit.

Please remember this is a Billericay practice, so only Billericay residents will get a home visit.

 
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