Delivering our vision

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Getting to good and outstanding

Getting to good and outstanding

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 group priorities for 2023-2025

We are safe, compassionate and efficient

In these challenging times the mission of our hospitals remains to provide safe, compassionate and efficient care for our patients.

We are Barts Health [pdf] 4MB sets out our strategic direction of travel for the next two years. It also outlines the immediate priorities we will deliver in 2023/24.

Safe, compassionate and efficient [pdf] 4MB builds on our strategic direction of travel and sets out how we will maintain quality care for patients while improving performance in challenging financial circumstances.

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

Read our We Are Barts Health strategic direction of travel 2023-25 [pdf] 4MB

Read our group operational plan: Safe, compassionate and efficient [pdf] 4MB

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

Getting to good and outstanding

Getting to good and outstanding

Getting to good and outstanding

In addition to our group operational plan, we have set out how we will achieve our vision in a collection of core strategies

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 [pdf] 5MB

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

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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

Transforming our hospitals

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