"House calls from doctors"

About: Kingston PCT

(as a relative),

My two year old grandson was projectile vomiting, unable to retain food or liquid and suffering from a temperature of 101 degrees plus. I immediately called the doctor requesting a house call which was refused as only the bedridden receive such visits.

The child was too ill to travel on public transport and I did not have a vehicle equipped and available to transport him to the surgery.

My concern is that the practice is a large one extending to a number of branches and professing to have earned the `investors in people` badge and yet they could not/ would not make a home visit. My question is, `do practices have an obligation to attend to patients in their homes?` I find it despicable that the best advice is `take the child to hospital!`.

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