GP surgeries in Herefordshire have been left without working phones this morning,

Herefordshire's GP federation Taurus Healthcare said it was aware of a problem with many GP surgeries' phone systems this morning.

Hereford Medical Group has confirmed in a social media post that their phone lines are affected this morning, asking patients to keep trying if they are struggling to get through.

Engineers are working to rectify the problem as soon as possible, they said.

The problem is being caused by a national server issue, and is not solely a local issue Taurus said.