Learn about Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – who we are, what we do and how we are organised.

Who we are

 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare in north west London for around a million and a half people every year. Formed in 2007, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, with nearly 11,000 staff.

Our five hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – have a long track record in research and education, influencing clinical practice nationally and worldwide. We also have a growing number of community services and provide private healthcare in dedicated facilities on all of our sites, including at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s.

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. This is one of 11 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. We are also part of Imperial College Health Partners – the academic health science network for north west London – spreading innovation and best practice in healthcare more widely across our region.

The Trust, with Imperial College London, hosts one of 20 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) biomedical research centres (BRC). This designation is given 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. 

You can find out more about:

Our strategy – our strategic framework was established to progress both immediate and long-term improvements.

Our ethos, values and behaviours  developed through extensive involvement with our staff and with our stakeholders, our ethos, values and behaviours provide the foundations for all that we do.

 

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