FINANCE: NHS Hertfordshire is to hold its own contract with a London trust after concerns that plans to decommission services were not moving forward.

Up to now NHS Hertfordshire has been an “associate” of the North Central London contract with Barnet and Chase Farm.

The PCT has said there are services to wishes to be reviewed or to decommission but progress has been slow and the PCT has now asked for clinical meetings to discuss particular areas.

With its own contract, NHS Hertfordshire will hold its own contract meetings with the trust, but some issues such as quality and technical matters will be joint with North Central London.