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Virtual e-clinic could save £1m and slash waiting times

27 February 2017

A pioneering virtual e-clinic is helping to slash waiting times and hospital visits for patients with chronic kidney problems. The east London e-clinic allows GPs to get specialist opinion quicker than ever, reducing waiting times from as much as 15 weeks to just five days.

Barts Health Heroes - Our time to shine

24 February 2017

We celebrated our health professionals at a special awards ceremony hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, funded by Barts Charity.

Barts Health boss named in top NHS chief executive list

20 February 2017

Barts Health NHS Trust boss Alwen Williams has been named as one of the nation’s top NHS chief executives.

Next steps in redeveloping Whipps Cross

16 February 2017

A local health revolution has moved one step closer as Barts Health NHS Trust prepares to submit a bid to redevelop Whipps Cross hospital as a health care campus. If approved, this could see the 100 year-old site overhauled to combine hospital, community, primary and social care fit for the changing needs of patients in future.

All-new Rainbow Centre opens its doors for children and young people

13 February 2017

We’re excited to say that the new Rainbow Centre for children and young people at Newham Hospital has opened its doors. Following a £6.8m redevelopment courtesy of Barts Charity, the area is now a dedicated one-stop shop, transforming the care and treatment of young people across Newham and beyond.

Music brings a smile to the face of hospital children

03 February 2017

Children at The Royal London Hospital were treated to an afternoon of musical fun when musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) popped in to play.

Volunteer hangs up her boots after 20 years of service at Whipps Cross

20 January 2017

Whipps Cross Hospital said farewell to one of its veteran volunteers last week as Sheila Brand retired after 20 years of dedicated service to the hospital. 

Cutting edge research facility could transform Whitechapel and benefit patients

17 January 2017

Whitechapel could become home to a cutting edge research facility where doctors and scientists join forces to bring new treatments to patients faster. New plans propose the creation of a thriving Life ScieNces Institute at the heart of a vibrant 24-hour campus which would sit next door to The Royal London, one of London’s top teaching hospitals.

IT service disruption

16 January 2017

On Friday 13 January 2017 Barts Health discovered and took immediate steps to contain a virus in the Trust's computers. The virus has been quarantined, and all major clinical systems are now up and running.  No patient data was affected, there was no unauthorised access to medical records, and our anti-virus protection has now been updated to prevent any recurrence.

Ground-breaking antenatal scheme shortlisted for top award

13 January 2017

A pioneering antenatal project at The Royal London Hospital that gives expectant mothers in east London the chance to meet in groups and share pregnancy experiences has been shortlisted for a national award. The REACH [Research for Equitable Antenatal Care and Health] Pregnancy Programme has been nominated for the 2017 Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards in the ‘Reducing Inequalities’ category.

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