News and events

The communications and engagement team publish the latest Trust news and events keeping service users, staff and the public up-to-date and involved. Anyone wanting to contact the team can call (01707) 388148 or email communications@hct.nhs.uk

SEND Health Conference - early bird tickets

SEND Health Conference - early bird tickets

Join our Health Visitors and clinical leads for SEND at our first early years health conference.

Posted: September 1 2022

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We are biz4Biz award winners!

We are biz4Biz award winners!

Proud to be recognised as a 'Covid Hero'

Posted: July 13 2022

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Heat health alert - keep cool and stay safe

Heat health alert - keep cool and stay safe

Stay cool. Stay out of the heat. Stay safe.

Posted: July 11 2022

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Peace Children's Centre sensory garden complete

Peace Children's Centre sensory garden complete

Creating a playful space for everyone to enjoy.

Posted: June 8 2022

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Local skip hire firm donates £10,000 to Peace Children’s Centre

Local skip hire firm donates £10,000 to Peace Children’s Centre

Chief Executive, Elliot Howard-Jones, receives an incredibly kind donation from grateful parents.

Posted: May 31 2022

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Elliot Howard-Jones confirmed as permanent CEO

Elliot Howard-Jones confirmed as permanent CEO

Interim, Elliot Howard-Jones, made permanent CEO of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Posted: April 11 2022

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Our 2021 virtual Annual General Meeting - you are invited to join us

Our 2021 virtual Annual General Meeting - you are invited to join us

Our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place at 9am on Thursday 22 July 2021

Posted: June 23 2021

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New Chief Executive appointed for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

New Chief Executive appointed for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Elliot Howard-Jones will join HCT in November as the Trust’s Interim Chief Executive

Posted: August 17 2020

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Public Board meeting - Tuesday 4 August 2020

Public Board meeting - Tuesday 4 August 2020

Our next public Board meeting is at 10.15am on Tuesday 4 August

Posted: July 30 2020

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Our 2020 virtual Annual General Meeting – you are welcome to join us

Our 2020 virtual Annual General Meeting – you are welcome to join us

Our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place at 11am on Wednesday 22 July

Posted: July 20 2020

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HCT appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

HCT appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

Richard Rolt and Sarah Wren join Trust’s Board from 1 April 2020

Posted: March 13 2020

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HCT shows improving scores once again in the NHS national staff survey

HCT shows improving scores once again in the NHS national staff survey

The results of the NHS 2019 Staff Survey have been published today

Posted: February 17 2020

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Congratulations to HCT's Linda Rafferty - finalist NHS Employers Award

Congratulations to HCT's Linda Rafferty - finalist NHS Employers Award

Congratulations to HCT's Therapy Assistant Practitioner Linda Rafferty - finalist Advancing Healthcare Awards UK

Posted: January 30 2020

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Lesley-Anne Alexander appointed as new Chair for HCT

Lesley-Anne Alexander appointed as new Chair for HCT

Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of HCT and will take up her new role from 1 October 2019.

Posted: September 4 2019

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HCT Matters Summer Edition 2019

HCT Matters Summer Edition 2019

Our latest HCT Matters e-bulletin is now available.

Posted: August 22 2019

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2019 Annual General Meeting - you're invited!

2019 Annual General Meeting - you're invited!

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday 19 June 2019

Posted: June 6 2019

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HCT Children’s Specialist Services help seven year old stroke victim on her road to recovery

HCT Children’s Specialist Services help seven year old stroke victim on her road to recovery

In December 2018, Laila Nicholls, aged seven, from Watford in Hertfordshire suffered a paediatric stroke.

Posted: May 21 2019

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Dying Matters Week

Dying Matters Week

HCT champions Dying Matters Week

Posted: May 15 2019

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HCT sucks a lemon for Heart Failure Awareness Week

HCT sucks a lemon for Heart Failure Awareness Week

Sucking lemons all in the name of Heart Failure awareness.

Posted: May 9 2019

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MS Patient conquers the ski slopes with HCT

MS Patient conquers the ski slopes with HCT

Despite living with MS for almost 15 years, MS patient Claire does not let the condition dictate her life.

Posted: April 23 2019

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HCT shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards

HCT shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust beats hundreds of entries to be shortlisted for prestigious HSJ patient Safety Awards

Posted: April 10 2019

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New minor injuries service at Cheshunt Community Hospital begins

New minor injuries service at Cheshunt Community Hospital begins

A popular minor injuries service based in Cheshunt is under new management from Monday 1 April.

Posted: April 1 2019

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Hertsmere plan to help housebound residents cut medicines waste

Hertsmere plan to help housebound residents cut medicines waste

A new initiative has been launched in Hertsmere...

Posted: March 18 2019

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Two HCT services shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Awards

Two HCT services shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Awards

Two Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust services have been shortlisted as finalists for the prestigious HSJ Value Awards

Posted: March 7 2019

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Courageous cardiology patient conquers O2 challenge

Courageous cardiology patient conquers O2 challenge

Jamie said: "Set yourself goals and just smash them, it’s great"

Posted: March 1 2019

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HCT scores highly for valuing staff in 2018 Staff Survey

HCT scores highly for valuing staff in 2018 Staff Survey

The results of the NHS 2018 Staff Survey have been published today...

Posted: February 26 2019

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Jamie’s story of courage and determination

Jamie’s story of courage and determination

29 year old Jamie is making special memories, whilst raising funds and awareness about Heart Failure

Posted: February 21 2019

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Healthcare Trusts in Hertfordshire join forces

Healthcare Trusts in Hertfordshire join forces

Supporting our patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted: January 25 2019

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HCT rated Good by the Care Quality Commission

HCT rated Good by the Care Quality Commission

HCT rated Good by the Care Quality Commission Trust welcomes latest report following inspection in September 2018

Posted: January 24 2019

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Special care for those pearly whites

Special care for those pearly whites

A visit to the dentist is a necessary chore for most people, but for some the whole experience can be extremely daunting…

Posted: January 3 2019

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Healthy Memory Café in Lower Lea Valley

Healthy Memory Café in Lower Lea Valley

Healthy Memory Café in Lower Lea Valley offers support over a cuppa for those with memory problems

Posted: November 5 2018

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Update: Ready Steady Mums - a Herts walking group

Update: Ready Steady Mums - a Herts walking group

The aims of the group were to put mothers in touch with one another, while carrying out low to moderate exercise.

Posted: August 20 2018

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HCT archery champion aiming for even higher targets

HCT archery champion aiming for even higher targets

Annette Skuse has worked for HCT for many years, and recently she has managed to achieve a high level of archery.

Posted: August 20 2018

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Leading Lights 2018

Leading Lights 2018

In June 2018 HCT held its 7th annual Leading Lights ceremony. It’s a chance for the trust to come together and celebrate…

Posted: August 16 2018

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Quality Account 2017-2018

Quality Account 2017-2018

The Quality Account demonstrates continued delivery of quality initiatives and improvements across HCT.

Posted: August 16 2018

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Community Health superstars recognised across the county, as NHS turns 70

Community Health superstars recognised across the county, as NHS turns 70

Community Health superstars recognised across the county, as NHS turns 70.

Posted: May 10 2018

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Harpenden Health & Wellbeing Centre Public Meeting - 19th April 2018

Harpenden Health & Wellbeing Centre Public Meeting - 19th April 2018

HCT gave an update on the progress of plans to develop a new Health and Wellbeing Centre on the 19th of April.

Posted: May 8 2018

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Ditch the Daily Commute - Hertfordshire and West Essex Recruitment Day

Ditch the Daily Commute - Hertfordshire and West Essex Recruitment Day

We are inviting you to ‘ditch the daily commute’ to work locally and improve your work/life balance.

Posted: May 4 2018

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Pharmacy opening hours over Easter

Pharmacy opening hours over Easter

Click through for lists of community pharmacy opening hours over the Easter period

Posted: March 29 2018

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Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre opens in Hemel Hempstead

Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre opens in Hemel Hempstead

A helpful factsheet gives full details and explains how to get there

Posted: March 21 2018

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HCT secures New Public Health Nursing Contract for Hertfordshire

HCT secures New Public Health Nursing Contract for Hertfordshire

HCT has been announced as the new provider for public health nursing in Hertfordshire

Posted: March 14 2018

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Positive scores for staff engagement at HCT

Positive scores for staff engagement at HCT

HCT scored the highest amongst community trusts for the quality of appraisals staff receive

Posted: March 8 2018

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Free Health Uncovered podcasts with Cel Spellman

Free Health Uncovered podcasts with Cel Spellman

A new podcast series focuses on important and hard to talk about areas for young people - sexual health and bullying.

Posted: February 12 2018

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Nominate a special member of staff for the People's Choice Award

Nominate a special member of staff for the People's Choice Award

Nominations are open for the 2018 People's Choice Award.

Posted: February 9 2018

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Children's Matters magazine highlights quest for excellence

Children's Matters magazine highlights quest for excellence

The latest edition of Children's Matters magazine is now available as a free download.

Posted: February 8 2018

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Special care dental service to move to Hemel Hempstead

Special care dental service to move to Hemel Hempstead

In March, the special care dental service at St Albans City Hospital moves to Hemel Hempstead.

Posted: February 2 2018

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Queen's Nurses committed to high levels of patient care

Queen's Nurses committed to high levels of patient care

Tricia Wren, Acting Director Nursing and Quality, has been given the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse (QN).

Posted: January 22 2018

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Congratulations to X Factor winners Rak-Su

Congratulations to X Factor winners Rak-Su

Rak-Su - featuring HCT employee Jamaal - were crowned winners of The X Factor 2017 yesterday evening.

Posted: December 4 2017

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Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre - your questions answered

Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre - your questions answered

Download answers to recent questions from service users, patients, carers and stakeholders.

Posted: November 29 2017

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Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and three other local health organisations have won a Hospice UK award.

Posted: November 28 2017

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Name of new facility revealed – introducing The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre

Name of new facility revealed – introducing The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre

A newly refurbished £6m Hertfordshire health facility now has a name – The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Posted: October 26 2017

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Harpenden Memorial Hospital engagement event

Harpenden Memorial Hospital engagement event

You are invited to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s engagement event on Saturday 14th October.

Posted: October 9 2017

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Notice of Trust's 2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Trust's 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held between 1pm to 1.45pm on Thursday 28th September 2017.

Posted: September 7 2017

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Come to a meeting about the new Hemel Health Centre

Come to a meeting about the new Hemel Health Centre

You're invited to a meeting on the 24th of August.

Posted: August 7 2017

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Help choose the name of health facility

Help choose the name of health facility

You’re invited to help choose the name of a newly refurbished £6m health facility in Hemel Hempstead town centre.

Posted: August 1 2017

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Collaborative working leads to seamless swap for staff and patients

Collaborative working leads to seamless swap for staff and patients

Two NHS trusts in Hertfordshire have worked together to change the ownership of a hospital ward in Hemel Hempstead.

Posted: July 31 2017

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HCT celebrates UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

HCT celebrates UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

The future is bright for babies in Herts as HCT achieves UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Stage 3 accreditation.

Posted: July 13 2017

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HCT wins international recognition

HCT wins international recognition

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) has been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award.

Posted: April 19 2017

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New Health and Wellbeing Centre in Hemel Hempstead

New Health and Wellbeing Centre in Hemel Hempstead

By the end of 2017, HCT and HPFT will deliver services from this new centre.

Posted: April 7 2017

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KASPAR joins HCT

KASPAR joins HCT

Herts Uni robot joins forces with HCT to run first UK research for children with Autism to improve long-term outcomes.

Posted: March 31 2017

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Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust FIRST for innovation

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust FIRST for innovation

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) launched a new and innovative health and care service in west Hertfordshire

Posted: March 7 2017

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Hear our plans for west Herts services

Hear our plans for west Herts services

HCT is inviting people to hear more about its plans to change services in west Hertfordshire.

Posted: February 28 2017

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Community trust seeks views on service changes

Community trust seeks views on service changes

HCT announces proposals for innovative new services.

Posted: February 21 2017

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Health service an easy decision for toy donation

Health service an easy decision for toy donation

Community spirit has helped a Watford supermarket donate bags full of toys for children accessing health services.

Posted: February 2 2017

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Rapid Response shotlisted for prestigous national award

Rapid Response shotlisted for prestigous national award

An innovative NHS service which aims to keep people out of hospital has been shortlisted for a national award.

Posted: January 27 2017

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Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Two new health websites designed to engage and benefit children and young people across Hertfordshire are now live.

Posted: January 18 2017

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Festive donation to help young homeless

Festive donation to help young homeless

Emergency accommodation for young people in Hertfordshire has been given a festive cash boost.

Posted: December 19 2016

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New Vision for ‘A Healthier Future’ for Hertfordshire and West Essex

New Vision for ‘A Healthier Future’ for Hertfordshire and West Essex

A wide-ranging plan to improve health and care in Hertfordshire and west Essex has been published.

Posted: December 13 2016

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Regional awards for community NHS staff

Regional awards for community NHS staff

It was a double win for Hertfordshire community NHS staff during a prestigious regional award ceremony.

Posted: December 12 2016

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Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Curtains will open on a unique musical extravaganza to raise awareness of diabetic health care.

Posted: December 7 2016

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Community Medical Director appointed

Community Medical Director appointed

A new Medical Director has been appointed at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Posted: November 22 2016

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Herts community NHS services officially ‘Good’

Herts community NHS services officially ‘Good’

Our latest CQC inspection has rated the Trust as 'Good' moving us out of 'Requires Improvement'

Posted: October 12 2016

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Herts Trusts sign up to alliance

Herts Trusts sign up to alliance

Two NHS organisations in Hertfordshire have agreed to work closer together.

Posted: September 29 2016

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MP proud to have respite service in town

MP proud to have respite service in town

A respite service for children with complex health needs received a special visit by the local MP.

Posted: September 16 2016

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Join the celebrations at a public meeting

Join the celebrations at a public meeting

A debut performance from an NHS choir is just the start of celebrations people can expect during an annual meeting.

Posted: September 16 2016

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More children eligible for a nasal flu vaccination

More children eligible for a nasal flu vaccination

More children than ever before will be eligible for a free nasal flu vaccination across Hertfordshire.

Posted: September 6 2016

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Views sought on Gossoms End in-patient unit

Views sought on Gossoms End in-patient unit

Views are sought on proposals for the future of Berkhamsted's Gossoms End Community Hospital.

Posted: August 11 2016

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Community Trust executive appointed national chairman role

Community Trust executive appointed national chairman role

A local NHS chief executive has been appointed a national role helping to shape the future of community health services

Posted: July 29 2016

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Potters Bar Community Hospital set to Get £80,000 to Improve Parking

Potters Bar Community Hospital set to Get £80,000 to Improve Parking

Funding to improve car parking at PBCH has been given the thumbs up by Hertsmere Borough Council.

Posted: July 19 2016

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National recognition for NHS recruitment

National recognition for NHS recruitment

Community NHS staff came away as finalists of a national recruitment award ceremony.

Posted: July 4 2016

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Community Trust services work towards breastfeeding accreditation

Community Trust services work towards breastfeeding accreditation

Health visitors are promoting their efforts to achieve UNICEF accreditation for National Breastfeeding Celebration Week

Posted: June 20 2016

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Patient records moving towards the digital era

Patient records moving towards the digital era

Moving towards a paperless health organisation is becoming a reality for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Posted: June 17 2016

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Plans for future health services to be discussed

Plans for future health services to be discussed

Plans for community and mental health services in Hemel Hempstead to be unveiled.

Posted: May 24 2016

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New health services planned for Harpenden

New health services planned for Harpenden

The Trust has unveiled more about its plans to develop a new state-of-the-art health facility in Harpenden.

Posted: May 9 2016

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Herts groundbreaking agreement signed

Herts groundbreaking agreement signed

A ground breaking Hertfordshire partnership has been launched today.

Posted: May 6 2016

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Education to improve end of life care

Education to improve end of life care

Improving care for people towards the end of their life is the aim of a brand new four-person team in Hertfordshire.

Posted: April 25 2016

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Innovative nursing recruitment secures award recognition

Innovative nursing recruitment secures award recognition

A successful recruitment campaign has been recognised for a national award.

Posted: April 20 2016

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Innovative Hertfordshire health and social care service picks up top award

Innovative Hertfordshire health and social care service picks up top award

A Hertfordshire scheme which helps keep people out of hospital has won a prestigious award.

Posted: March 18 2016

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HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has made the top 50 NHS Trusts in a new league table by the Department of Health.

Posted: March 17 2016

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Public invited to nominate community NHS staff

Public invited to nominate community NHS staff

Residents in Hertfordshire and West Essex can now nominate outstanding community NHS staff members for a People's Award

Posted: February 29 2016

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Staff satisfaction in community NHS Trust improves

Staff satisfaction in community NHS Trust improves

Results of the 2015 National NHS Staff Survey.

Posted: February 24 2016

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Selfies help snap up nursing vacancies

Selfies help snap up nursing vacancies

The number of nurses newly appointed at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has reached double figures in a month.

Posted: February 19 2016

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NHS Trust opens a door for apprentices

NHS Trust opens a door for apprentices

A new career path is leading apprentices into a local NHS Trust for the first time.

Posted: February 12 2016

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Neurological services get new modern base

Neurological services get new modern base

Neurological services are being improved and modernised by a local healthcare trust.

Posted: February 1 2016

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MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

Watford MP, Richard Harrington, visited Avenue Clinic to take a look at how a £250,000 refurbishment is coming along.

Posted: January 26 2016

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Stepping up recovery thanks to donation

Stepping up recovery thanks to donation

Aiding rehabilitation for people with neurological impairment was the drive behind a donation worth up to £30,000.

Posted: January 21 2016

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Patient feedback helps revise service changes

Patient feedback helps revise service changes

A local health trust has revised plans to move services following patient feedback.

Posted: January 12 2016

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NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

Watford patients are being invited to have their say about community services proposals

Posted: December 22 2015

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New guidelines for end of life care welcomed

New guidelines for end of life care welcomed

The Trust welcomes new guidelines which aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care.

Posted: December 16 2015

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New website coincides with anniversary celebrations

New website coincides with anniversary celebrations

Fireworks won’t be the only thing launching this month as a local health trust celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Posted: October 30 2015

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Help on hand with new health service

Help on hand with new health service

Families are delighted with the extra pair of helping hands in the form of a new specialist health service.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Children to receive nasal flu vaccinations

Children to receive nasal flu vaccinations

A simple spray up each nostril will help thousands of children fight against the flu this winter.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Dentists chip in to support Stoptober

Dentists chip in to support Stoptober

Take a bite at improving your oral health by stubbing out the cigarettes next month.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Friend’s memory will spur on charity runner

Friend’s memory will spur on charity runner

A half-marathon runner will keep her friend’s memory alive as she puts her best foot forward.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Invite to hear about latest health news

Invite to hear about latest health news

Fancy a look into the future?

Posted: October 29 2015

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