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About us

Taurus Healthcare:

  • Supports the development of GP practices and care pathways to provide patient-focused services, whilst delivering savings and improved patient experiences. We do this by extending the scope and capabilities of traditional primary care.
  • Is changing how patients are treated by developing patient-focused services pathways and programmes.
  • Supports GP practices in making referrals and we provide feedback and an education programme to identify opportunities for learning at every step of the process.
  • Works closely with health professionals and organisations, to share learning and experiences that will be of benefit the patient.
  • Manages referrals for specialist opinion and non-emergency treatment through patient screening, triage and clinical intervention programmes.
  • Listens to patients and acts on the feedback we are given to improve our service.

We are fully regulated by a number of bodies and Acts of Parliament, including the Care Quality Commission and Data Protection Act. 

Taurus Healthcare Ltd. is run by a Board of Directors. 


Dr Nigel Fraser - Chairman
A partner at Wargrave House Surgery in Hereford City centre, Nigel has an interest in diabetes and service re-design. Currently he chairs the Herefordshire Local Medical Committee and is an advocate of the GP provider role. Prior to taking up a partnership in Hereford he trained at Kings College Hospital, London, and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. 


Graeme 1Graeme Cleland - Managing Director
After a highly successful career with the RNZAF, Graeme left the military in 1991, and since that time has forged a strong operational career in business around the globe. Graeme is an internationally experienced operational executive with a venture capital and Private Funding background within the broad consumer / services sector. Graeme joined Taurus Healthcare from a successful period as a senior management consultant in the Health and Finance sectors. 


Dr Mike Hearne - Medical Director
Mike works 4 days a week at Taurus as Medical Director and one day a week as a GP at Fownhope Surgery. Experienced across a wide range of primary and secondary care settings, he has a good insight into the various pressures on healthcare throughout the county and sees Primary Care at Scale to be the future of high quality out of hospital care. Mike played an active role in the set up and delivery of the 7 day extended hours service, the countywide MSK service and the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund projects. He has previously had a role as a GP appraiser, GP trainer, and dermatology clinical assistant and has completed the Kings Fund senior clinical leadership course.


Jo WebJo Shaw - Finance Director

Jo has more than 20 years experience in healthcare in Herefordshire.  She has worked within both the commissioning and provision of NHS patient care which has included  finance, information and contracting of services.  Jo is a qualified accountant and is currently involved in the financial management and administration of Taurus Healthcare.


Nikki200Nikki Marriott - Director of Nursing
Nikki has over 20 years of experience in nursing and healthcare. Having worked in NHS hospitals and GP surgeries, Nikki joined Taurus in 2014. Nikki has been instrumental in the bidding and project management of many of the Taurus services including CEPN, Integrated Sexual Health, Health Checks and is the strategic workforce lead for Primary Care.