About Us

We are proud to support GPs to provide high quality care to over 190,000 people across Herefordshire.

Taurus Healthcare is a GP federation. It is owned by all of the General Practices in Herefordshire and is run by them. Established in 2012, we support practices to work together to deliver better and more resilient services for patients locally. This includes delivering clinical services that they wouldn’t individually be able to provide.

Our shareholders are all Herefordshire General Practices – we are a limited company, but we don’t pay dividends. Any surplus we make is reinvested into providing improved healthcare for the people of Herefordshire now and in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Aims

To support local practices 

 

For example, by helping with recruitment, managing staff and management support, so that they can focus on caring for their patients

To provide clinical services

On behalf of local practices. For example, when surgeries are closed or when it makes sense to deliver a single service across the county

To work with local health and social care organisations

We represent the views of General Practice at local health and care meetings to ensure care is shaped around the needs of our local population

Our Vision & Values

We believe that General Practice is the cornerstone of our health and care system, providing holistic care to individuals and families to live independent, healthy, fulfilled lives.

Taurus GP Federation was created by all Herefordshire GP practices to support this ethos, to collaborate and maximise the time that GPs and their teams have to focus on patient care. 

Working together allows us to support various back office and management functions. It also enables us to deliver some clinical services that require scale in order to provide general practice services across 24 hours, 7 days a week.

GP practices retain their individual leadership and responsibilities, but are supported by a wider leadership team underpinned by the Federation. This enables us to partner with local health and social care organisations, to help coordinate prevention and early intervention and maximise opportunities for more ‘joined up’ care.

So, our Vision is: To be recognised as trusted experts, delivering high quality General Practice for the people of Herefordshire.

Underpinned by our Values: Collaborative working. To always care and be compassionate to our patients and teams.

Taurus healthcare AGM reports

Our AGM

Read the Taurus Healthcare Annual General Reports to learn more about what we do.

2018/19 2019/20 2020/21

Our Timeline

2012
  • Taurus Healthcare Ltd formed
  • Herefordshire Musculoskeletal Service (MSK) commences (delivered by Taurus Healthcare)
2013
  • MSK Any Qualified Provider Service
2014
  • 7 Day Pilot (Prime Ministers Challenge Fund)
  • Integrated Care Practitioner Service
  • Adolescent Outreach Pilot
  • NHS Health Checks
2015
  • 7 Day Service – Business as Usual
  • Developing Governance Systems
  • Taurus given MOU to represent all Practices
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training Hub launched
2016
  • Taurus represents practices at STP and One Herefordshire
  • Zero Tolerance launched
  • Sexual Health Service in partnership with Worcestershire Health & Care Trust
2017
  • Primary Care Home across Integrated Care Alliance
2018
  • Out of Hours Service
  • Ledbury Market Surgery
  • A+E Streaming Pilot
  • TeamNet
2019
  • Primary Care Networks
  • Launched Recruitment Service
  • GP Provider Board
2020
  • Covid Management Service established
  • Weekend Care Home Service set up
  • Amber hubs set up – for patients for queried covid infection
  • Super Green Service set up - for vulnerable and ‘shielding’ patient care and support

Our Board

Taurus Healthcare now employs over 100 people, based in our corporate offices, within Primary Care Networks and within Practices. You can meet our Board Members here.

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