My sister and I are struggling to come to terms with my mother's terminal illness but she wishes to remain in her own home and we have managed to have her referred to the community team at the local hospice, who are very helpful. However, her GP has more or less washed his hands of her. He came to visit her under duress 3 weeks ago, armed with a pre-typed referral letter to the general hospital. This is not what she wants but I understand that she should be seen by a doctor at least once a fortnight to avoid involving the coroner when she dies. Is the GP obliged to visit regularly? She is far too ill to go to the surgery.