Plans are in place to relocate the GP out of hours service in Hereford from Station Medical Centre.

Taurus Healthcare / Herefordshire General Practice have been in consultation with members of the public on a proposed move to the Nelson Building on Whitecross Road.

Taurus currently deliver the GP out of hours service from rented accommodation at Station Medical Centre.

The proposal is to relocate the service to integrate with other urgent care community health services (Wye Valley NHS Trust) and the operational and infrastructure support teams.

Taurus say that there will be no reduction in service or change of staff working.

The GP out of hours service is an NHS urgent care service that helps patients from all around the county. 

The service is only available following referral by NHS 111. 

It operates when your usual GP practice is closed. 

This is not the same as the Enhanced Access service (also run by Taurus) that offers routine appointments in the evenings and weekend.

All on one system which enables your own GP practice to see any interaction with the Out of Hours or Extended Access service (evenings and weekend routine appointment) – this not the norm and a unique advantage of the quality of the service and end to end system in Herefordshire.

Proposed Location – The Nelson Building – Whitecross Road in Hereford.

Approx 15,000 square ft set over two floors

Allocated car parking to the rear

Prime location close to two supermarkets (Aldi and Sainsburys)

Walkable to the city centre (around 7 mins)

Close to low‐cost car parks (80p and £3 per day)

Planned use of the building:

Clinical facility (requires modifications) e.g. Healthchecks, vaccinations, social prescribing, GP consultations)

Co‐location with WVT community health team

Training facilities for Herefordshire General Practice

Office accommodation – all staff

Available for use by wider General Practice

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