From 1 October, CLCH will be the new provider of adult community services in West Hertfordshire.
This new way of working will bring physical and mental health, social and voluntary care organisations closer together so that patients can benefit from more co-ordinated care.
Andrew Ridley, CEO at CLCH said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen as the new provider.
"It’s an opportunity to deliver an integrated model of care that builds on our experience as an established healthcare provider in Hertfordshire , where we already provide both sexual health and respiratory services and adds to our significant expertise in delivering community services across eleven London Boroughs.
We very much look forward to working in partnership with local GPs, NHS Trusts, social care and voluntary sector organisations to deliver quality care to patients.”
Kathryn Magson CEO at Herts Valley CCG said “CLCH are a well-established NHS organisation and already familiar with West Hertfordshire, as providers of integrated community respiratory care.
“During this extensive process, the Trust evidenced their strong track record in delivering transformation and demonstrated their ability to respond effectively to our requirements.”
Patients will continue to receive local NHS services from existing staff, who will become employed by CLCH.
The Trust will be working closely with colleagues in Hertfordshire to ensure a smooth transition.
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