Home visits are offered to people who are completely housebound, such as the frail elderly and patients who are terminally ill. In certain emergency situations such as with chest pains, severe shortness of breath, suspicion of Meningitis etc. a home visit may be declined because an immediate 999 call may be more appropriate. In cases where a patient may require a hospital Admission they may be first visited by a rapid response team who will see if they can be managed at home with additional community support before considering an admission. If you do feel a home visit is required then please call the surgery before 10.00 am for the details to be passed to a Clinician to assess the need and prioritise and plan the visit if necessary.