Delivering our vision

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Getting to good and outstanding

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing equitable, safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. We are now striving towards becoming an outstanding group of hospitals.

Getting to good and outstanding

Our quality strategy [pdf] 7MB sets out how we will become a provider of excellent patient safety, known for consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also sets out how we will become an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together. And we outline how we will offer the best possible experience for our patients.

Read our quality strategy 2020-23 [pdf] 7MB

Read our people strategy [pdf] 12MB

Informatics strategy brochure[pdf] 5MB

Barts Health Research Strategy 2019-2024[pdf] 556KB


We are proud that our staff work – and many live – in one of the most culturally diverse and vibrant parts of the country. We are also conscious that east London contains some of the most deprived areas, with the biggest health challenges. It is therefore our top priority to create an inclusive organisation providing equitable services where WeBelong.

A place where WeBelong[pdf] 6MB

Our group priorities for 2022/2023 

The Barts Health group operational plan 2022-23 [pdf] 2MB sets out our current priorities.

We have emerged from the worst of the pandemic into uncharted territory of a different sort. The NHS is seeking to put itself on a fresh footing, recognising the reality of living with Covid-19. This means not only clearing the backlog of less urgent operations that build up during the pandemic, but also reconnecting with the themes of the NHS longterm plan that we began implementing when coronavirus took off. We reflect this in our own group operating plan by setting ourselves three objectives for the year ahead - becoming an inclusive organisation for staff, transforming care for patients, and building effective local partnerships.

The lessons we learned from Covid reinforce our vision for the future. We are moving into a new era of collaboration. The constituent parts of the NHS are now working together rather than competing in an internal marketplace. We each have a role in a national network of local systems aiming to provide better care for patients, improved health and wellbeing for everyone, and sustainable use of resources.

Our closer collaboration with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) is part of this and underpins our plans.

Read our group operational plan 2022-23 [pdf] 2MB

Read about our closer collaboration with BHR [pdf] 5MB

Transforming our hospitals so that we are fit for the future

We have ambitious plans for the long-term benefit of our patients. We are redeveloping Whipps Cross Hospital and creating a life sciences centre in Whitechapel.

During the next decade we are also developing a network of specialist centres of surgical excellence so that patients get the best possible treatment.

See our designs for the new Whipps Cross Hospital [pdf] 3MB

Read about our vision for a new life sciences campus in Whitechapel

Read our plans to develop specialist surgical centres [pdf] 2MB

Reflecting on the journey so far

Our annual reports and quality accounts reflect on the progress we've made so far on our journey to good and outstanding.