We encourage all our patients to attend the surgery where possible, as this is the most appropriate place for our GPs to access the tools they need to ensure you receive the best possible care. However, there may be times when you need to see a GP and, due to your medical condition you are unable to visit the surgery. Under these circumstances we may be able to arrange for a GP to visit you in your home.
If you think you need a may require a home visit, please call our Reception team as early as possible and before 10:30am weekdays. Please be aware that the Receptionst may be required to ask for details regarding your condition in order to pass this on to the GP.
They will then arrange for a GP to contact you by phone to assess your current concerns. If it is appropriate they will arrange to visit you later that morning. Whilst we attempt to respond promptly to all requests, please be aware that all GPs are also running morning clinics and may need to prioritise their workload.
Please remember that we are not an emergency service and this is not appropriate for urgent life-threatening conditions. In these circumstances please contact an urgent or emergency service. Further information can be found at https://sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk/.
If you are housebound, either permanently or due to a long-term condition, the GP may be able to arrange for you to be visited by the District Nurses. They will complete a referral form on your behalf and if you meet their criteria, then they will contact you to arrange the visit.
If you have recently had a baby, or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years, you should also be visited at home by a health visitor.