OUT OF AREA REGISTERED PATIENTS WITHOUT HOME VISITS
From January 2015 Bloxwich Medical Practice, as will other Practices, be able to register a new type of patient called OUT OF AREA PATIENTS WITHOUT HOME VISITS. Patients can join the practice list that live outside the practice boundary, but home visits will be provided by another Practice nearer to their home. This type of registration might suit someone who works in Bloxwich but lives further afield for example.
Patients will be asked to fill in a new patient registration form and await the considered response from Dr Brand. The decision to accept patients for the new kind of registration is at the Doctors discretion based on clinical grounds. Because of the greater distance to your home, the GP is under no obligation to offer you a home visit. If you are not well enough to go to the practice yourself then other arrangements will have to be made. NHS England (the body responsible for buying GP services) has to ensure that you are able to access a service either near your home or at home. If you register with a practice away from home for these purposes then you will be given information about what you should do in those circumstances.
ANY PATIENT ACCEPTED ONTO THE PRACTICE LIST LIVING OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE BOUNDARY WILL HAVE THEIR HOME VISIT REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED BY A GP IN THEIR AREA AND NOT BY BLOXWICH MEDICAL PRACTICE.