In April 2017, NHS England granted Herefordshire CCG full delegated responsibility for commissioning Primary Care, taking over the budget and agreeding contracts with local GP Practices. This gives the CCG opportunity to have more local decision making and make local commissioning decisions based on the best outcomes for our patients.
'Co-commissioning is a key enabler in developing seamless, integrated out-of-hospital services based around the needs of local populations. It will also drive the development of new models of care such as multispecialty community providers and primary and acute systems'. Five Year Forward View
Our Primary Care Committee meets in public to discuss decisions relating to Primary Care in Herefirdshire. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings. Meeting dates can be found on our Primary Care Committee section.
GP Services.......more accessible than you think
There are many ways you can access care from your GP. If you are registered with a GP you can access their online services. These allow you to
- Book appointments
- Order repear prescriptions
- Access your GP records
More can be found about these services on our GP Online Services section.
Need a GP appointment in the evening or weekend?
Three GP access hubs across Herefordshire (Hereford, Leominster, Ross-on-Wye) provide care on the evenings and weekends. To use these services, call your GP Practice or NHS111 and request an evening or weekend appointment with Taurus Healthcare.
Not registered with a GP?
Registering with a GP can be simpler than you think. If you aren't registered with a GP practice, you need to register as soon as you can to make sure that you can see a GP if you become ill.
How to register:
- Visit your nearest practice
- Request a registration form (this is called GMS1 form)
- Complete the form and hand this to the receptionist at the Practice
You may be asked to prove your identity. If you don't have a fixed address, you can use a local community address, a friends address or the address of the Practice itself.
For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk