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New approach means Hertfordshire and west Essex health and care organisations are braced for winter

As temperatures start to dip and the nights draw in, health and care organisations across the whole of Hertfordshire and west Essex are planning for winter together for the first time. 

Representatives from the East of England ambulance service, Hertfordshire and Essex county councils, the area’s three acute hospitals (Lister Hospital, Watford General and Princess Alexandra), clinical commissioners, mental health trusts and NHS 111 recently gathered to discuss how they would work more closely together than ever this winter.    

Cameos of Care Homes: Revealing the resilience and expertise of care homes

Six ‘Vanguard’ areas across England have been developing approaches to enable care homes to better support the increasingly complex health needs of their residents, as part of the NHS New Care Models Programme. As these approaches are now mainstreamed and rolled out nationally, the Vanguard care homes can offer inspiration to others, and their staff have stories to tell about the support they received and the expertise they have developed.

Consultation on Hertfordshire learning disabilities strategy

Hertfordshire residents have the chance to share their views on our proposals to make things better for adults with learning disabilities in the county by taking part in our consultation. 

The public consultation is open until Friday 9 November 2018 and seeks to find out the views of people with a learning disability, those who support people with learning disabilities and other interested parties’ on our draft learning disabilities strategy. 

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