Essex County Council

Hertfordshire County Council


Celebrating the unsung heroes of health care - Hertfordshire and west Essex mark first ‘Allied Health Professionals’ Day

Over 120 unsung heroes of health care have gathered together from across Hertfordshire and west Essex to celebrate the first National Allied Health Professionals Day. The event last week brought together a diverse group of health professionals to share experiences, learn from each other and celebrate the contributions they make to the delivery of high quality health and care.

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.

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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