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Living in Hertfordshire

 With good road and rail links to London and the North, lively town centres and calm countryside, Hertfordshire – or Herts, as it is called – has it all.

Eight of Hertfordshire’s popular towns have appeared on a list for the ‘best place to live in England’ for 2023. These include Bushey, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Rickmansworth, St Albans, and Welwyn Garden City, and the county has two major international airports – Luton and Stansted – close by.

Family life

Thanks to excellent schools, affordable living costs and a range of leisure activities on the doorstep, including attractions like Whipsnade Zoo and Paradise Wildlife Park, Herts is a great place to raise a family. Hertfordshire is one of the most highly performing education authorities in England and schools consistently achieve standards well above national averages.

Hertfordshire’s health

The health of people in Hertfordshire is generally better than the England average. Deprivation is lower than average and life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the national average.

CLCH provides adult community services and respiratory services to West Hertfordshire and sexual health services to all of Hertfordshire. Our CLCH – Herts teams have worked on some of the most innovative NHS programmes in the country, including the first ever Virtual Hospital for COVID-19 patients, which has now expanded to serve COPD, heart failure, acute respiratory infection and frailty patients.

We are keen collaborators and were one of the first organisations to work with the East of England Ambulance Service to respond to 999 calls that could be handled in the community through initiatives like Handover@Home. We also work closely with other voluntary and community sectors; we work with Mind in Mid Herts to provide physical health checks to people with severe mental health issues and with palliative care services, such as hospices, to improve advanced care planning.

Our high standards of clinical care extend across the division, with our West Herts pulmonary rehabilitation team recently achieving accreditation through the Royal College of Physicians’ Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme, our bedded rehab services being HSJ Awards finalists, and being the first organisation in the East of England to deliver against the Integrated Community Stroke Service specification, with a high functioning community stroke service.


CLCH offers a range of learning and development opportunities through our CLCH academy, flexible working options and a focus on staff wellbeing.  

We reward you with a high annual leave allowance that increases with length of service, starting off at 27 days per year plus eight bank holidays.

We offer competitive salaries, automatic enrolment to the generous NHS Pension Scheme, salary exchange benefits including cycle-to-work, childcare and education loans, and a range of local and national discounts for you and your family.  We also offer car lease schemes and can help you to find and secure staff accommodation.

Valuing our staff is important to us, so we have a range of recognition activities across the Trust, such as our employee of the month scheme, long service awards, an annual staff awards ceremony and more! We also work very closely with “staff side” – the interface between unions, professional bodies and NHS organisations.

Watch the video below to see what our staff in Hertfordshire enjoy most about their roles: 


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