The Doctor will visit patients who are medically bedbound or too ill to attend Surgery. However, most cases can be best dealt with at the Surgery, including children with temperatures and rashes who can be isolated. This makes best use of the Doctors’ time.
Visits must be requested before 10.00 A.M by calling on 01582 841559 so that they can be allocated to the Doctors before they start their rounds. Always give some details about your illness in order for the doctor to assess the degree of urgency-the Doctor will decide if the visit is necessary.Lack of transport is not a reason to request a home visit.
Any late visit requests will be dealt with by the Duty Doctor who may already be occupied with routine work. Therefore these requests should be for urgent problems that cannot wait until the following day.
Please limit your requests for home visits to REAL EMERGENCIES. The Doctor can see 5 patients in the time that it takes to do one visit. Medical problems are best dealt with in the surgery where equipment and medication are at hand. Most sick people, including children, can be brought safely to the doctor by car or taxi.The Markyate and Flamstead Care Group can be contacted on 0797 215 2279 if you require help with transport.