Councillors raised concerns about health provisions in a meeting with health bosses.

Borehamwood Labour met Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group chairman Dr Nicolas Small and chief executive Kathryn Magson to discuss the state of NHS provisions in Hertsmere.

In particular, cuts at Elstree Way clinic, including the closure of the blood testing clinic last month, child mental health services, and the proposed new Health Hub in Borehamwood, were debated.

Labour councillors Jeremy Newmark, Richard Butler, and Michelle Vince were present at the meeting.

Cllr Newmark said: "NHS provision in Hertsmere is matter of increasing concern to local people. Supporting the local NHS is a priority for Labour councillors in the borough.

"It was important to have this opportunity to put these concerns to the leadership of Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group. The chairman and chief executive were sensitive and responsive to everything that we raised.

"We will remain in dialogue with them and closely monitor developments whilst reporting back to local people.”

Kathryn Magson added: "We were very pleased to attend this meeting and listen to members' concerns and comments. It was a productive discussion and we aim to keep an open dialogue with residents and all councillors alike."