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Taurus Healthcare Ltd is a company that has been set up by the GPs in Herefordshire to provide additional medical services to patients.  Taurus were successful with their bid for the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund and there are now 3 Primary Care Hubs open in the County that provide GP and Practice Nursing services to all Herefordshire patients during the evenings and weekends.

This means that all Herefordshire patients have access to a Primary Care Service offering both GP and Nurse appointments 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm!

The hubs are staffed by local GPs and Nurses who will, with your permission, be able to access your medical records, thereby offering you continuity of care.

To make an appointment to see either a GP or Nurse at one of the hubs you need to telephone reception here at St Katherines Surgery.  The receptionists will then check the availability at the hubs and book your appointment for you.  This is not a walk-in-service, it is by appointment only so please do not travel to one of the hubs without making an appointment first.  For more information please visit the Taurus Healthcare website or ask one of our receptionists at St Katherines Surgery.

If you need to make an appointment at one of the Taurus Healthcare hubs but St Katherines Surgery are closed, please phone NHS 111 and ask for an appointment at one of the Taurus hubs, they will then be able to organise this for you.

The hub locations are Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Hereford.

Hereford Hub: Wargrave House Surgery.  6pm to 8pm Monday - Friday and 8am to 8pm during weekends and bank holidays.  

Leominster Hub: The Marches Surgery.  8am to 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Ross-On-Wye Hub: Pendeen Surgery. 8am to 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

We are very please to be able to offer our patients this service in Herefordshire as an addition to the existing Out of Hours Services as listed below. 

If you need to cancel an appointment that you have booked with Taurus Healthcare please telephone 0800 121 7221.  This telephone line is manned between 17:30 - 20:00 Mon - Fri and 8am - 8pm at weekends and bank holidays. 


Accessing Out of Hourse Services and Who to Contact in an Emergency

NHS 111
Please phone NHS 111 if you need medical advice but it is not a 999 emergency.  Calls are free and the telephone lines are avaialble 24 horus a day 365 days a year.  Please phone NHS 111 if the Surgery is closed and you would like to book into one of the Taurus Healthcare GP Hubs.
Tel: 111
Web: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

Minor Injuries (MIU)
We have a Minor Injuries Unit at Ledbury Community Health and Care Centre and there is now one in Malvern Community Hospital too.  The MIU in Ledbury is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year and can provide urgent treatment for cuts, sprains, burns and the like. 
Tel: 01531 632488
Address: Ledbury Community Health and Care Centre, Market Street, Ledbury, HR8 2AQ
Web: http://www.shaw.co.uk/care-homes/ledbury-intermediate-care-unit-ledbury/

Accident and Emergency (A+E)
If you need urgent treatment for a problem that is not life threatening, such as a broken bone, visit your A+E department at Hereford County Hospital or Worcestershire Royal Hospital.  
Tel Hereford Hospital: 01432 355444
Address: The County Hospital, Stonebow Road, Hereford, HR1 2BN

Phone 999
Only phone 999 for a life threatening medical problem such as a loss of consciousness, bleeding that will not stop, persistent severe chest pain, breathing difficulties, signs of a stroke etc.
Tel: 999 for life threatening emergencies only

For more information about choosing the right service for your needs please visit the Choose Well Westmidlands website here.  

Remember - Pharmacists are an important resource for advice.
You can visit a pharmacy without an appointment for advice and guidance on minor illness, injuries, allergies, bites, stings, medicinal advice, coughs, colds and much more!

Community Pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)
EHC is available free of charge from a variety of community pharmacies across the county.  However, not all of the pharmacies listed may have a pharmacist on duty at the time you require it.  Please phone the pharmacy in advance to check that there is a pharmacist available to supply EHC free of charge.  EHC can also be obtained from a variety of other venues across Herefordshire such as your GP, Herefordshire GP Access Centre or the integrated sexual health clinic (iSH).

Please click the link below for further information on Herefordshire pharmacies.  

community-pharmacy-emergency-hormonal-contraception-service-16-02-15.pdf

 

 

 

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