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1. The NHS and how we fit in

Barts and The London NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, employing around 7,000 members of staff and with a current annual budget of approximately £510 million.  Originally formed as The Royal Hospitals Trust in 1994, the Trust now comprises The Royal London Hospital (incorporating Queen Elizabeth Children’s Service), St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The London Chest Hospital.

The Trust provides acute, elective and specialist services across a wide range of clinical departments and specialities, serving the community of the City, east London – in particular the London Borough of Tower Hamlets – and further afield.

Barts and The London NHS Trust is part of the North East London Strategic Health Authority (NELSHA) sector – one of 28 strategic health authorities in England and one of five covering the London area.  We work closely with our NELSHA partner organisations, including other acute trusts, local primary care trusts (PCTs) and East London and The City Mental Health Trust. Some of our services are provided jointly with these partner organisations.

The Trust also has close links with Barts and The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry and St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University.

Further information on Barts and The London NHS Trust can be found on the Trust’s website at www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk.

More general information about the NHS and NHS organisations is available at www.nhs.uk.  Information about the Department of Health and government health policy can be found at www.dh.gov.uk.