New boss to oversee radical overhaul of Hertfordshire's NHS set-up

A new boss has been appointed to oversee the current radical overhaul of local health services.

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 9:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 12:17 pm
Tom Cahill and Deborah Fielding

Deborah Fielding has been appointed as full-time leader of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

The STP is designed to get various health organisations to work more closely together and merge their services.

She said: “We can only 
improve our health and 
wellbeing by working together in new ways with the public, health and social care employees.

“There’s a long road ahead and I am looking forward to working closely with 
colleagues as we navigate our way towards a healthier 

Deborah Fielding took 
over the role from Monday (January 15).

Her immediate predecessor, Tom Cahill,is the chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.