Meddcare Somerset, a trading name of Devon Doctors Ltd, is the provider of Somerset’s Integrated Urgent Care Service. It is based at Ashford Court, in Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX.
While the NHS 111 telephone helpline and urgent GP care in the out-of-hours period are key components of Somerset’s IUCS, it goes beyond this to deliver a new model of service delivery, integrating 24/7 access to urgent care.
Meddcare Somerset’s chief executive Dr Justin Geddes said: ‘We are delighted to have secured the contract to deliver Somerset’s IUCS. Our bid was founded on integration with local providers of service including GPs, hospital trusts and community and mental health services. In particular, the NHS 111 element of the service will be provided with our partner Practice Plus Group (formerly known as Care UK), which is already a very experienced provider of 111 and integrated urgent care services.
‘We expect the new service to deliver an improved experience for patients as well as considerable benefits for the wider Somerset healthcare community’.