Guidance Note for Patients Requesting Exemption Letters

Coronavirus Guidance

If you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus please check the government’s website for the latest COVID-19 travel advice, you may need to call or go online to NHS111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment.

Home Visits

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If you feel that you are too ill to get to the surgery and need to be seen by a doctor, please call before 10:00 to request a visit. This is so that the day’s visits can be allocated and planned. Please provide accurate directions to help the doctor find your home.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to specify which GP you would like to visit. Where possible, we accommodate requests but the decisions are made by the doctors based on who knows the patients best, the geographical locations of the patients and how many visits need to be carried out that day.

On average, in a rural area 5 patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes to do 1 home visit.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

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