Published Wed, 2011-03-30 10:33; updated 2 years ago.

Solihull  NHS Care Trust has missed the 1 April 2011 deadline for transferring community services to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) in line with government policy.

In a joint statement issued on 29 March, the two healthcare providers said the transfer had required "a great deal of work by the care trust and those organisations preparing to receive the services".

The shake-up will see the majority of Solihull's community healthcare services run by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, but some learning disability services and the Solihull Healthy Minds service are due to switch to CWPT. However, the two organisations said the work needed to support the transfer to CWPT was not yet complete.

Clare Molloy, Solihull's chief executive, said: "We are disappointed that we could not keep to the 1 April transfer date, but both organisations are committed to working together to ensure the services move over to CWPT as soon and as smoothly as possible.

"People who receive these services should not feel at all concerned by this delay in management changes – it will not affect them."

Rachel Newson, chief executive of CWPT, said: "We remain wholly committed to bringing Solihull staff and their services into the trust and are looking forward to them joining us very soon."

The transfer of services comes as a result of the Department of Health informing PCTs and care trusts that community services must be split from the commissioning organisation by April 2011.