Herefordshire GP Pool

Taurus Healthcare Limited

The closing date is 31 December 2022

Job summary

Are you looking for Flexible GP work? Then we have saved a place for you to join us

Herefordshire General Practice, can provide access to a range of salaried or locum, flexible or fixed sessions, in and out of hours. We offer a range of General Practice services, face-to-face and remote sessions, in and out-of-hours and all using the EMIS clinical platform.

Our current services include adhoc in hours work in Herefordshire practices via our flexible GP Pool; Improved Access (routine bookable appointments from hubs across the county); Out of Hours from Hereford city base; Covid Management Service and Virtual GP (both remote services working from home), and Zero tolerance service.

We offer a Herefordshire HR Passport which is one set of pre-employment checks to enable our GPs to work across all Taurus services and to be part of the flexible GP pool offering locum-style support to Herefordshire practices.

Main duties of the job

We offer weekly lunchtime and monthly evening training sessions, online mandatory training and access to Teamnet for all the tools needed to work in Herefordshire, plus flexible access to mentorship and peer support and access to the Training Hub Learning Management system for live events, pre-recorded training and e-learning packages.

For those wishing to work flexibly, accrue your annual leave and have the ease of one employer and one timesheet, (simplicity for tax returns, accountants and NHS pension logistics!) All GPs joining the flexible pool will have access to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Training Hub resources to support their individual CPD requirements. This includes access to the Flexible GP Champions who are able to advise, signpost and offer peer support, including action learning sets, networking sessions and access to coaching and mentoring systems.

About us

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 wouldnt individually be able to provide.

Our shareholders are all surgeries in Herefordshire and Tenbury we are a private limited company, but we dont pay dividends. Any surplus we make is reinvested into providing improved healthcare for the people of Herefordshire now and in the future. All our staff have access to NHS pensions.

With competitive in and out of hours rates, a range of services across the week, you can retain flexibility and variety.

If you are interested in becoming a Taurus GP, we would love to discuss this further. Please contact to arrange an informal chat.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide a full general practice service across different settings according to the portfolio role of the GP and the needs of the service.


The post holder will be responsible for seeing patients in an identical manner to regular general practice work, taking responsibility for a patients care and only referring back to their own GP where appropriate, consistent with ensuring every contact counts.

This will involve routine, urgent and telephone appointments, as well as supporting the clinical and administrative teams in the best interests of the patient that supports a patient seeing the right person at the right time in the right place.

The GP is expected to do any referrals required and appropriately prescribe within the Herefordshire guidelines, taking into account the Low Priority Treatment guidance from the CCG.

To assist in development of the service, with incident reporting and suggestions for improvements through the appropriate system.

Person Specification



  • Qualified General Practitioner.
  • A demonstrable commitment to professional development.


  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).



  • Knowledge and experience of using EMIS Web.
  • Experience of working autonomously.
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.


  • Experience of working in Primary Care.
  • Experience of working with patients.
  • Experience of working under pressure.
  • Experience of healthcare in Herefordshire.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Taurus Healthcare Limited


Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street




Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

06 January 2022

Pay scheme







12 months

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street




Supporting documents

If there's technical issues with the website, contact:



0300 330 1013

Outside UK:

+44 300 330 1013

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.