Thank you for your continued understanding and support for the work we’re doing to keep patients, the general public and healthcare staff as safe as possible throughout the Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January, it is clear that we have a long way still to go before we are rid of the Coronavirus.
However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as we roll-out the vaccination programme across the county.
Herefordshire General Practice and Taurus Healthcare are closely involved with this roll-out and you will be called for your vaccine when it’s your turn to come forward.
In the meantime, we’re continuing to work in collaboration with all 19 Herefordshire GP surgeries to ensure the delivery of COVID and non-COVID patient primary care.
You should continue to telephone your GP (or NHS111 if out of hours) if you are worried about any medical symptoms.
If you have children, it’s also vitally important that they attend any appointments for routine immunisations in order to prevent the spread of preventable disease.
The Coronavirus is still very much present in our communities, so we ask you to follow Government guidelines and to only leave home for essential reasons (eg for essential shopping, to go to work (if it's impossible to work from home) or for medical appointments). Also, you must get tested for the virus if you experience any symptoms, in particular a new, persistent cough, fever and/or loss of your sense of taste or smell.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support during these challenging times.
Together, we will beat this virus.
Taurus Healthcare is a Federation comprised of all 19 GP practices in Herefordshire.
If you are registered with a GP practice in the county, you can be sure that it is a member of Taurus Healthcare.
We support GP practices to be safer, more effective, efficient and resilient. We do this by offering a range of services to GP surgeries, for example back office functions such as Recruitment, Human Resources and Finance, all the way through to stepping in, on request, to run a GP surgery. The exact nature of the services we provide will be dependent on the needs and requirements of the surgery.
We also support GP practices by delivering a number of clinical services on their behalf. For example, the 7 day GP and GP Out of Hours Services are both operated by Taurus Healthcare. Taurus also provides the Covid Management Service and offers many supporting roles in the community, including pharmacists, social prescribers, dieticians and care coordinators.
A final important role of Taurus Healthcare is to represent all 19 GP practices and to act as a ‘single voice’ in discussions about current and future healthcare provision. For example, at meetings of the NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, local NHS trusts or other strategic bodies such as Herefordshire and Worcestershire GP Practice Provider Board.
Ultimately our aim is to help patients have more control over their own wellbeing and healthcare, promote the prevention of illness, and to improve access to general practice so that your GP service is consistent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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