Our ambition to become a teaching trust

We are applying for teaching trust status in recognition of our extensive and far reaching role in educating doctors, nurses and a wide range of specialist health professionals.

We are busy preparing an application that demonstrates our significant teaching commitment for submission to the Department of Health and Social Care in spring 2021.

Once our submission has received ministerial approval, we can apply for a change to our establishment order (the act of parliament which defines the name of an NHS trust) and add ‘teaching’ to our name. We hope to be called West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Want to find out more?

Dr Ashley Reece, director of medical education, presents a summary of our ambition in this short film: