Seeing unfamiliar patients on home visits from an unfamiliar practice in an unfamiliar area. What could go wrong? Dr Rachel Birch from the MPS gives some helpful advice.
Dr S was working at a semi-rural practice for the morning. It was a busy Monday and there were a lot of home visit requests that day. She was asked to visit an elderly gentleman with sickness and diarrhoea before going on to her afternoon session at another practice.