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A home visit can be arranged by telephoning 0191 5817661. Please ring before 10:00am.

Please request visits as early as possible in the day and only when you are too ill to visit the surgery. For an urgent visit, please make this clear to the receptionist. The venue for a consultation is at the discretion of the doctor.

Visiting Guidelines

GP visit is recommended if:

  • The patient is a truly bed bound patient. The Doctor will advise you whether you should be seen in your own home, the surgery, hospital or urgent care centre.

GP visit is not useful:

In some cases, to visit would not be an appropriate use of the GP service.

Common symptoms of childhood illnesses:

  • fevers
  • cough
  • cold
  • earache
  • headache
  • diarrhoea/vomiting
  • most cases of abdominal pain

It is not necessarily harmful to take a child with a fever outside. These children may not be fit to travel by bus or walk, but car transport may be available from friends, relatives, taxi firms or voluntary services.

Adults with common problems such as:

  • cough
  • sore throat
  • influenza
  • back pain
  • abdominal pain

are also readily transportable by car to a health centre.

Common problems in the elderly such as joint pain and general malaise, would also be best treated by consultation at a Doctor’s premises. The exception would be the truly bed-bound patient.

The surgery premises are equipped for a more full examination.