Home Visiting Guidelines

The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire LMC Sub-committees have finalised guidelines for GP practices regarding their obligations to visit patients at home. These have been drawn up in response to reports from practices about staff in other organisations (such as care home managers or midwives) putting pressure on GPs to visit patients at home in circumstances that are not indicated on medical grounds. These guidelines are for GP practices to use, and we will also make sure that other organisations are aware of these so they can understand the regulations around home visits, and the circumstances under which a GP may make a decision to visit a patient at home. The key principle is that it is always the GP’s decision whether to visit based on the medical need of the patient.

Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.