DOMICILIARY CONSULTATION

A visit to the home of a PATIENT for which a fee is payable under paragraph 140 of the Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff. The visit is at the request of a GENERAL PRACTITIONER and normally in his/her company, to advise on the diagnosis or treatment of a PATIENT who cannot attend hospital on medical grounds.

Visits not falling within this definition include:

a. A visit made at the instance of a hospital or specialist, to review the urgency of a proposed admission to hospital, or to continue to supervise treatment initiated or prescribed at a hospital or clinic
b. A visit for which a separate fee is payable as part of work undertaken in the Community Health Services
c. In the case of dental staff, visits undertaken as part of a practitioner's responsibilities within the Community Dental Services

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural DOMICILIARY CONSULTATIONS