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Welcome to Direct Local Health


Direct Local Health (DLH) covers 23 GP practices across Watford and Three Rivers, located in areas including Watford, Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, South Oxhey, Bushey and Abbots Langley.

The Direct Local Health Ltd GP Federation was established in 2008 to deliver patient-centred enhanced services in the local community to benefit the 210,000 patients we cover, and improve health services in the wider Hertfordshire area.

We aim to work together, at scale, to develop patient services, develop how we partner with our other local providers to develop truly joined up services, and to support and enthuse our local GPs to drive improvement and innovation locally.


Direct Local Health are, and have been involved in:

  • Project Management of the Federation's Extended Access service, arranging GP, Nurse, Phlebotomist and reception staff at five Hub locations in the Watford and Three Rivers area

  • Provision of a Community Ophthalmology CATS service in the wider Hertfordshire area

  • Organisation of Integrated Urgent Treatment Service appointments and facilitation of local transformational plans

  • Provision of GPs in the Emergency Department at Watford General Hospital, December 2017-April 2018 and October 2018-March 2019.


(Site updated 11/12/2018)
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