For home visit requests call 01376 502108 as early as possible, preferably before 10.00am. Sometimes the doctor or nurse will ring you back to assess if a home visit is appropriate and how urgent it is. If you can get to the surgery, please do so. We rely on the good common sense of our patients in this respect. With the facilities at Fern House we can make a much better assessment of your problem. Home visits are for those too ill to come to the surgery and not for patients for whom it is inconvenient.