STRUCTURE: The merger of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust and West Middlesex University Hospital Trust could move a stage closer after the completion of the due diligence work this year.

A report to the board of West Middlesex from chief executive Dame Jacqueline Doherty this month said: “A significant amount of work is ongoing with Chelsea and Westminster to complete their due diligence process. We are also working with them to develop a business case which we anticipate will be complete by the end of the year.”