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

Read our informatics strategy [pdf] 3MB

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] 5MB

Our group priorities for 2021/2022 

The challenges of managing Covid-19 brought out the best in #TeamBartsHealth; we successfully treated over 15,000 patients in the first 15 months of the pandemic. We are now committed to treating as many patients as quickly as possible while preparing for future waves. 

Looking ahead - Our plans for the next year [pdf] 5MB

Read our group objectives for 2021/2022 [pdf] 1MB

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.