Home Visits

If you are too unwell to get to the surgery you can request a GP to visit you at home. Please let us know as early as possible, preferably before 10:30. The doctor will only make emergency visits after that time.

If you telephone the surgery on 0161 368 3838 before 10:30 in the morning, we aim to contact you by phone to assess your condition, or visit you before 13:00 the same day.

The GPs usually make home visits between morning and afternoon surgeries. We cannot guarantee which doctor will visit you.

All requests for a home visit are triaged by either a GP or our advanced nurse practitioner. The decision as to whether a home visit is warranted rests solely with the doctor and is based on a clinical assessment of your condition. Transport difficulties alone are not a valid reason for a home visit request.

Please remember that demand for GP appointments is very high. A GP can see up to 4 patients in the surgery in the time it takes to make one home visit, and may be unable to do a full examination in your home without the specialist equipment that is available at the surgery.

Therefore, please only request a home visit if you are too unwell to come to the surgery.