Home Visiting Service
The Home Visiting Service supports GP Practices through delivering rapid home visits to housebound patients in order to free up already stretched duty GP’s. They are a team of experience paramedics. Please take urgent calls from the HV team promptly so they can move onto the next visit.
Booking a Home Visit
Hot and cold referrals are accepted but patients must be housebound and need a face to face visit after speaking to their practice clinician first. Home visit template on EMIS must be complete before booking the patient onto service.
Booking : Please complete the Home Visit template on EMIS before booking in a patient. Find Cross organisational slot > GPEA > Slot type > OHL Home Visit Triage List.
Please note you are placing your patient on a home visiting waiting list, not booking a timed appointment. The home visiting team, will triage the urgency, and send a clinician to the patient in a timeline that is suitable. The patient will be called and informed about the time of the clinician’s arrival to their home.
Assisting the HV Team
It really helps the team if you can take any urgent calls from the HV team promptly so they can move onto the next visit.