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2017

New chair for Barts Health

21 March 2017

The staff and leadership team at Barts Health NHS Trust have welcomed the appointment of Ian Peters as the new permanent chair of the organisation.

Raising awareness of foetal movements

14 March 2017

A campaign has been launched in Waltham Forest to increase levels of awareness of foetal movements and let expectant mothers know how to seek help if their baby’s movements have changed.

Newham midwives win coveted national award

14 March 2017

Midwives at Newham Hospital have won a national award for their work to transform maternity services, by giving local women improved choice about where to give birth and empowering midwives to provide continuity of care throughout women’s journey.

More midwives, strengthened security and quicker diagnosis

08 March 2017

Ten more midwives are joining The Royal London Hospital’s maternity department as Barts Health rectifies the issues raised in inspections of two of its hospitals last year. The new recruits will be supported by a strengthened maternity management structure introduced by the hospital’s leadership. A new clinical lead, maternity matron and general manager now oversee the day-to-day running of the service and the hospital’s director of nursing and midwifery has assumed a more hands-on role.

A safer, faster, better Barts Health

08 March 2017

Record numbers of people are being treated in A&E at the biggest NHS trust, with almost one new patient a minute arriving at the Barts Health group of hospitals. More than a thousand patients a day are successfully seen and treated within four hours in the trust’s three emergency departments at The Royal London Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals.

Barts Health has improved - say staff

07 March 2017

Barts Health is the most improved of 175 NHS organisations - according to a national survey of NHS staff.

Patient transport at Barts Health

06 March 2017

The Trust has released a statement following inaccurate media reports about the use of Uber to provide non-emergency patient transport.

Barts Health surgeon named The British Bangladeshi Person of the Year 2017

01 March 2017

A surgeon at The Royal London Hospital has been named The British Bangladeshi Person of the Year 2017 Mr Shafi Ahmed, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, was awarded the prestigious title in recognition of his ‘outstanding achievement’ in performing the world’s first Google Glass, Virtual Reality and Snapchat spectacles operations.

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.

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