Home visits are only for those who are housebound or approaching the end of life. A doctor may contact the patient by phone before visiting to assess eligibility. Clinicians are better equipped to deal with patients within the surgery, if appropriate, the doctor may arrange for the patient to be brought to the surgery so that full facilities are available for treatment.
Please give clear directions so the doctor can locate your house. If you have an outside light, please ensure that it is switched on during the hours of darkness.
Also, if you have a dog that is not familiar with visitors, please ensure that it is securely locked away.