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Home Visits

Swallownest Health Centre would like to welcome a new Advanced Care Practitioner to our team.

Sarah will now be undertaking the majority of home visit requests, together with our other Advanced Nurse Practitioners Elin and Liz. This will allow GPs to deal more effectively with patients seen at the surgery.

Sarah is an experienced Advanced Care Practitioner who can diagnose, treat, prescribe, refer to hospital and give advice.

Home visits are strictly for housebound patients only. Please be mindful that several patients can be seen at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit and daily surgery emergency appointments are available.

If you feel a home visit is required, please call the surgery by 10.30am to allow us to try to assess your condition as promptly as possible.

Our receptionists will ask for a brief reason for the visit and contact details. You will then be contacted by our Nurse Triage team for further clinical information and advice.  You may then be called back again by our visiting team if it’s thought that another service may be more appropriate.

If a home visit is then required, this may now be anytime from 8.30am – 6.30pm. If your condition deteriorates in the meantime, please contact the surgery or if an emergency, dial 999.

(November 2019)

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