Who we are
Learn about Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – who we are, what we do and how we are organised.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare in north west London for over one million people every year. Formed in 2007, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, with more than 14,500 staff.
Our five hospitals in central and west London – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – have a long track record in research and education, influencing care and treatment nationally and worldwide. We are developing a growing range of integrated and digital care services and offer private healthcare in dedicated facilities on all our sites, including at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital.
With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre. We are one of eight academic health science centres in England, working to improve health and care through the rapid translation of discoveries from early scientific research into benefits for patients.
As well as being part of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, the Trust, in partnership with Imperial College London, hosts one of 20 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs). This research infrastructure funding is awarded to the most outstanding NHS and university research partnerships in the country, leaders in scientific translation and early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.
The Trust is also part of the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (NIHR HIC), together with several other NHS Trusts around the country. This collaboration brings together clinical, scientific and informatics expertise to enable NHS clinical data to be catalogued, shared and analysed to gain new insights into care and treatment through research.
As one of the NHS’s Global Digital Exemplars, we have been leading the way in using advances in digital technology to make tangible improvements to the care of our patients.
We are a major provider of education and training for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals including therapists, pharmacists, radiographers and healthcare scientists. In 2020/21, some 1,997 Imperial College London medical undergraduates trained with us. We had 565 student nurses in training during the year, many of whom gained their first job or qualification with us.
You can find out more about:
Our strategy – our strategic framework was established to progress both immediate and long-term improvements.
How we are organised – our main governance, management and operational structures
Our board – details of our executive and non-executive directors
Our senior leadership teams – details of our executive management team and executive committee
Freedom of information – how we respond to freedom of information requests and details of other ways in which we deliver our commitment to transparency and openness
Our history – learn how our hospitals have developed over time
Our partners – we work closely with a number of partner organisations to develop and provide services that meet the needs of our patients
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