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Media enquiries

The Press Office is responsible for media relations on behalf of Barts and The London NHS Trust and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).


Office hours

During office hours, all media enquiries should be directed to the Press Office on tel 020 7480 4891, 4843 or 4892 where they will be evaluated and dealt with appropriately. This is particularly important in ensuring that information given about Barts and The London and HEMS is accurate, consistent and up to date. Contact details for the Press Office >>


Out-of-hours and weekends

Outside office hours the on-call Press Officer will deal with enquiries from journalists. The duty Press Officer can be contacted on: pager 07659 139655 or via the hospital switchboard tel on 020 7377 7000.


Condition checks

Patient condition checks should be referred to the Press Office during office hours on tel 020 7480 4891, 4843 or 4892 or via the pager on 07659 139655 out of hours.  Please note that with requests for patient information the Press Office first needs to seek consent from the patient/relatives.  Without consent, no patient information can be disclosed.  


Filming requests

Barts and The London and HEMS receive many requests for documentary and location filming.  All proposals will be considered and accommodated where possible or appropriate.  Proposals for filming can be e-mailed (see contact details below).


Contact details for the Press Office

The Press Office is part of the Communications Department and is based on 1st Floor, 9 Prescot Street, Aldgate, London E1 8PR.

Marie Mangan, Head of Media Relations
E-mail marie.mangan@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk
Tel 020 7480 4891 

Malcolm Bennie, Press Officer
E-mail malcolm.bennie@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk
Tel 020 7480 4843

Out of hours/on-call 
Pager 07659 139655

Fax 
020 7791 9668

Communications Department, general enquiries
Tel 020 7480 4876
Fax 020 7791 9668