Healthcare in Herefordshire closer than you think

The walk-in service at the GP Access Centre next to Asda in Hereford is set to change from Friday evening this week. To ensure a smooth transition, the local NHS’s key message is that ‘alternative healthcare services in Herefordshire are closer than you think’.

From 8pm Friday, 28 July 2017 the walk-in service will no longer be available and preparations will begin to refurbish the GP Access Centre into the new home for the Ross Road Branch of Moorfield House Surgery, as well as the extended evening and weekend primary care service hub, operated by Taurus Healthcare (currently operating at Wargrave House Surgery on St Owen Street in Hereford).

In order to make these changes, the centre will be closed for refurbishment from 8pm on Friday, for approximately eight weeks.

Dr Ian Tait, GP and Chair of Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “There are a lot of alternatives to get help if you need it”.

“I would encourage people to call their GP surgery in the first instance (you will be seen if your need is an urgent one), ring NHS 111 for healthcare advice or visit their local pharmacy.

“Also, if you are not already registered with a GP, I would encourage people to do so. There is strong evidence to show that people have much better health outcomes when they are registered, because you will have better access to the appropriate services and be seen by someone who knows you and your healthcare needs.”

Registering with a GP is easy, just contact your nearest GP surgery and they will help you, or you can find more information on how to register on the NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk