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Student develops lifesaving heart code

21 April 2017

An innovative code developed by a sixth form student with a team of doctors at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital could save the lives of heart attack victims by ‘writing’ their medical history inside their chest. 

Local people to participate in new test for colorectal cancer

12 April 2017

Tower Hamlets is set to benefit from the largest pilot study of its kind in the UK to see if a simple stool test that patients can do in their own homes can effectively ‘rule-out’ the presence of colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer).  

Statement following Westminster terror attack

07 April 2017

We are greatly saddened by the death of Andreea Cristea at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where we have cared for her following the Westminster terror attack.

Turning to Facebook to recruit nurses

07 April 2017

Whipps Cross Hospital has turned to Facebook to hire the country's top nurses. Barts Health NHS Trust is using the site to promote recruitment, encouraging nurses to come to an open day for prospective staff being held at the hospital on Saturday, 8 April 2017.

Happy Birthday Barts Health!

01 April 2017

This month we turn five and and there is so much for us to celebrate. Thanks to a lot of hard work we can be proud of everything we've achieved over the past five years.

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.

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