Adult patients in west Hertfordshire will receive a new NHS health care provider.

Community health services for adult patients will be mostly provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) by October 1, as it's taking over the role from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Both organisations have been working closely with Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group to make sure that the transfer runs smoothly in the interests of patients and the adult community healthcare workforce.

The move notably saw no changes to the services as patients were continued to be look after by the same district nurses, therapists and staff, as they were with the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Home visits and clinic appointments have been confirmed to also operate in the same way as it did before the move.

Andrew Ridley, chief executive at CLCH, said: “As a community healthcare provider, our focus is helping patients to look after themselves better, keep healthy and avoid trips to hospital.

“We will be working in partnership with local GPs, NHS Trusts, social care and voluntary sector organisations so that together we’re able to deliver the best possible care.”

CLCH will also be working with Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to introduce a new model of care that will reflect the goals of the NHS England Long Term Plan to improve care quality and also tackle staff pressure.

The future collaboration hopes to unify services between GPs, mental health, social care and voluntary services.