Herts Urgent Care
Herts Urgent Care is a Community Benefit Society; a not for dividend organisation which is governed by a Council of Members, drawn from the local GP workforce, staff, patients and stakeholders (such as the Ambulance Service, N and intermediate care services). It is commissioned in Hertfordshire by East & North Hertfordshire CCG and Herts Valley CCG and delivers out-of-hours care to the whole county, around 1.15 million people. In Cambridgeshire we are commissioned by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to provide NHS 111 for a population approaching one million patients.
HUC has a proven track record of delivering high quality out of hours care in Hertfordshire for over 10 years through the former constituent organisations, Herts Out of Hours Service (HOOHS), StarDoc and the PCT provider service (North Herts & Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield localities).
The company has a good relationship with local practices with GPs involved in the governance and direction of HUC at the local Quality & Safety Groups.
HUC successfully provides an integrated NHS 111 and OOH’s service across Hertfordshire as well as seamless referral processes to our GP-led health centre and urgent care centre.
Patients have a choice of attending any of 10+ Primary Care Centres which are located so as to ensure all residents of Hertfordshire are within 30 minutes travelling time.
GPs are supported by a team of drivers in fully equipped vehicles based at agreed PCCs, to allow prompt home visiting to anywhere in the county when clinically necessary.