Home Visiting Policy
Although historically, we have automatically granted patients a GP home visit when requested, it has been necessary to modify our policy. This is because of rising demands and because we strive to maintain safe, high quality care for all of our registered patients. We have consulted with our patient participation group and jointly agreed on the policy below.
Only patients who are terminally ill or truly bed bound will normally be granted a home visit. All other patients are expected to attend the surgery. Patients with common problems such as cough, joint pains, general malaise and abnormal test results are readily transportable by car (relatives or taxi). It is not the doctor’s responsibility to arrange transport.
Benefits for patients:
- we have full medical equipment and staff to give patients a higher quality of care
- they are likely to be seen quicker; we offer urgent same day appointments if needed
- they are guaranteed a face-to-face consultation rather than telephone
We offer appointments at the surgery 8:00am to 6.30pm which may go some way to help you to attend an appointment. Also routine appointments are now available in Ashton, Hyde, Stalybridge, Glossop and Denton every evening and weekend, and these can be booked by ringing the surgery.
We thank you for your co-operation.
Clinical team at Millgate Health Partnership
Published: Apr 26, 2021