Requests for home visits may be made by calling the surgery reception on (0191) 374 6888, preferably before 10.00 a.m. The duty doctor may contact you to gain more information regarding your request for a home visit.
In general, we ask that patients only request a home visit if they are genuinely housebound and too unwell to come to the surgery. If so, you will usually be visited by a doctor after morning surgery.
The computerised records and some pieces of medical equipment which are so helpful in modern general practice are only available at the surgery.
Your doctor can usually see several patients at the surgery in the time that it takes to make a single housecall.