World class expertise, local care

We aim to deliver world class healthcare to our patients at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital in London. To do so, we combine world class expertise with leading healthcare that is local, patient-focused and friendly. 

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust delivers world class clinical expertise in:

  • liver transplants
  • kidney transplants 
  • breast surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • treating myeloma
  • neuroendocrine tumours

We also have the only high level isolation unit for the treatment of infectious diseases in the UK.

Read more about our expertise.

Liver transplants at the Royal Free 

The Royal Free Hospital is a major transplantation centre. In fact, it is one of only seven hospitals in the UK that performs liver transplants.  

Our world class expertise ensures that we are a hospital of firsts: we performed the first UK liver transplant between a live adult donor and the patient. We remain one of the few UK hospitals to perform liver transplants involving live donors. We also perform kidney transplants. 

Breast cancer treatment at the Royal Free

We were the first hospital in the UK, and the fourth in the world, to introduce a PET scan for breast cancer treatment.

Learn about Jackie, who had reconstructive breast surgery using tissue from her abdomen performed by our team at the Royal Free. The breast clinic at the Royal Free Hospital is staffed by three consultant surgeons who are supported by surgical staff and specialist nurses. The team includes clinicians, three specialist breast radiologists and two breast pathologists. 

Read more about breast surgery at the Royal Free and our experts in the field.

Watch more videos about our medical services on the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust YouTube channel. 

Plastic surgery at the Royal Free 

The Royal Free Hospital leads the UK in plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery and is a national centre of excellence for facial reconstruction. The plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery team performs surgery including reconstructive ear surgery, hand conditions and skin cancer treatment. 

Read more about our plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery services. 

Myeloma cancer treatment at the Royal Free

Myeloma, a bone cancer, is another of the types of cancer treated at the Royal Free Hospital. We have one of the largest myeloma cancer clinics in London and our lymphoma treatment is world class. 

The Royal Free Hospital also has a pioneering neuroendocrine tumour unit with an international reputation. It was the first centre in the UK to be awarded the status of European centre of excellence.

Learn more about our services for different types of cancer.

Our mission: excellence in healthcare, clinical research and teaching

Our mission is to be world class in terms of our innovative healthcare services, clinical research and teaching excellence.

Read more about our vision and mission for our London hospitals.