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Evenings and weekend GP appointments now available across east and north Hertfordshire

Patients registered with GP practices in east and north Hertfordshire are now able to book appointments as part of the ‘extended access’ service during evenings and weekends. The extended access service is part of a national initiative which launched across the country from the 1st of October.

Herts Urgent Care awarded new Integrated Urgent Care Service contract

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The West Essex NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded a contract for a new integrated care service to Herts Urgent Care (HUC) following a successful competitive procurement process.

Starting on Monday 1 April 2019, the contract brings together local NHS111, GP Out of Hours and GP extended access services in evenings and on weekends under one provider as an Integrated Urgent Care Service (IUC). They are currently provided by three separate organisations.

Royal Free London and West Herts Hospitals announce new clinical partnership

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust have joined forces as part of a new clinical partnership.

The partnership follows months of close collaboration between the two trusts. The Royal Free London (RFL) approved the move at its September board meeting and West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust’s board confirmed their involvement on Thursday 4 October.

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