Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
(informally Imperial College Healthcare
) is an NHS trust
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based in London
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, United Kingdom
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. It is the largest NHS trust in England and together with Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, specialising in science, engineering, business and medicine...
forms an academic health science centre
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Imperial College Healthcare was formed in October 2007 by the merger of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and St Mary's NHS Trust and their integration with Imperial College Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine is one of the three main Faculties of Imperial College London. It is now what it used to be before several hospitals in London...
. It currently manages five hospitals: Charing Cross Hospital
Charing Cross Hospital is a general, acute hospital located in London, United Kingdom and established in 1818. It is located several miles to the west of the city centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham....
; Hammersmith Hospital
Hammersmith Hospital is a major teaching hospital in West London. It is part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and is associated with the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine...
; Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital; St Mary's Hospital and Western Eye Hospital
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In 2009/10 Imperial College Healthcare had a turnover of £900 million, employed approximately 10,460 people and treated over one million patients. The Trust's chief executive is Mark Davies. The chair of the Trust is Lord Tugendhat
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Imperial College Healthcare was formed on 1 October 2007 by the merger of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and St Mary's NHS Trust with Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine. In July 2008 Imperial College Healthcare announced that it would be launching a pilot scheme to reward medical teams with bonuses for successful operations. In January 2009 the results of a study were published in which researchers had successfully captured MRI
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images of bleeding inside the hearts of 15 Imperial College Healthcare patients who had suffered a heart attack. In November 2009 a team led by Professor Paul Abel of Imperial College Healthcare performed the first removal of a rectal cancer using ultrasound. In April 2011 it was reported that Imperial College Healthcare had an underlying financial deficit and faced a potential gap of £40 million between income and expenditure in 2011/12.
The clinical services of Imperial College Healthcare are organised into seven clinical programme groups:
- Surgery and cancer
- Specialist services
- Circulation sciences and renal medicine
- Women’s and children's
- Clinical and investigative services
- Preventative interventional public health
In 2009/10 Imperial College Healthcare had a total income of £900.23 million, of which £680.18 million was from patient care activities and £220.05 million was from other operating revenue. In the same year it had operating expenses of £868.84 million, capital expenditure of £66.79 million and generated an operating surplus of £31.4 million.
As at 31 March 2010 Imperial College Healthcare had total assets of £837.80 million, total assets less current liabilities of £729.86 million and total assets employed of £697.1 million.
During 2009/10 Imperial College Healthcare employed an average of 10,464 people:
- Administration and estates staff - 2,575
- Healthcare assistants and other support staff - 955
- Medical and dental staff - 1,675
- Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff - 3,622
- Scientific, therapeutic and technical staff - 1,418
- Other staff - 219
In partnership with Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare is a major centre for medical research. It is also part of one of only five National Institute for Health Research
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Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres to be established by the NHS in England.