Home visits will only be made to patients the doctors consider to be too ill or immobile to come to the surgery. There is no automatic right to a home visit. Requests should be made, if possible, before 10.30am giving the receptionist as much information as you can to assist the doctor in deciding the degree of urgency. It is safe to bring children with a temperature into the surgery. They will be seen quickly and, if infectious, will be told where to wait.