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About us


2. Who we are

The organisational structure of Barts and The London NHS Trust is set out in the Trust’s organisation chart which includes the Trust’s clinical and corporate directorates and specialties within those directorates. The latest version is available on the Trust website.

The Trust Board is accountable for setting the strategic direction of the Trust, monitoring performance against objectives, ensuring high standards of corporate governance and helping to promote links between the Trust and the local community. The Board has 12 members: the Chairman, the Chief Executive, four full-time executive directors and six part-time non-executive directors.  Section 9 provides details about Trust Board meetings.

The Establishment Order for the Trust (1994) is held by the Trust Secretary. The Trust’s scheme of delegation and codes of conduct for Trust Board members form part of the Trust’s Standing Orders.


As noted in Section 1, the Trust works closely with local healthcare partner organisations. Some of our services are provided jointly with these partner organisations.

Information about service level agreements (with PCTs and other bodies) is maintained by the Planning, Commissioning and Information Department and can be obtained by emailing FOI@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk

The Trust also works closely with local authority services, in particular social services departments in Tower Hamlets and the Corporation of London.

In addition, the Trust has close educational links with Barts and The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry and with St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University for the training of doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives, both pre- and post-registration.

The Trust has well-established communication links with a wide range of voluntary and community groups and organisations supporting the local population and works jointly with some of these on projects. 

The Trust is also grateful for the support provided by a number of voluntary and charitable groups that contribute with money and time to support the work of the Trust in many different ways.  Further details can be found on the Trust website.

St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Charitable Foundation manages charitable funds for the three hospitals in the Trust.  The Charitable Foundation provides departments and individuals working in the Trust with grants to support innovation and improved quality of patient care. Further details can be found on the Charitable Foundation website (www.brlcf.org.uk) and also on the Trust website.