Please do not ask the doctor to make a home visit if you are well enough to attend the surgery. If you request a visit you should give a complete description of the patient's condition to the receptionist so that the doctor can decide if a home visit is necessary. (telephone advice may be all that is required). Only the doctor can judge if a home visit is needed. Other than in cases of extreme urgency, all requests for home visits should be made before 10.00am.