Getting to good and outstanding
We are entering an exciting new era as a group of NHS hospitals on our improvement journey to getting to good and outstanding [pdf] 8MB with a world-class clinical reputation.
Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
Barts Health Cares 2019 [pdf] 6MB sets out the highlights of our operating plan for the year ahead. It outlines the topics on which we intend to focus our efforts during 2019/20, as we work with partners on a strategic 10-year plan for north east London as a whole.
Our Quality strategy [pdf] 7MB aims to achieve this over the next three years – using our distinctive WeImprove approach to measurable, staff-led change and enabled by seven strategic plans: people [pdf] 12MB, inclusion, research, education, finance, estates, informatics [pdf] 3MB and transformation.
Our five to ten year strategy is supported by detailed plans for our clinical support services and each of our hospitals, including the redevelopment of Whipps Cross, and a life sciences centre in Whitechapel. We also have a range of cross-cutting clinical board objectives including our future plans for surgery, outlined in our clinical and organisational strategy [pdf] 5MB.