FINANCE: An aspirant community foundation trust has moved a step closer to taking control of the assets of its commissioner primary care trust.

NHS Richmond’s board discussed whether and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare could take ownership of four buildings it operated from in the borough.

These are Teddington Memorial Hospital/Teddington Health and Social Care Centre, Ham Clinic, St John’s Health Centre and Richmond Rehabilitation Unit.

A decison will be taken at the next board meeting after members voted to delegate the issue to the director of finance, chair of audit and the chair of finance & strategy.