Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London: Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and Royal Free Hospital. 

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  • Participants needed for amyloidosis study

    22 September 2016

    Are you male, over 80-years-old, and interested in taking part in medical research? The National Amyloidosis Centre at the Royal Free Hospital would like to invite men aged over 80, with no known heart disease, to take...

  • Chief scientific officer attends recruitment clinic

    20 September 2016

    A total of 52 patients were recruited to the 100,000 Genomes Project during a special clinic, also attended by the NHS England chief scientific officer, Professor Sue Hill. The patients, who all have conditions that...

  • Know the score

    19 September 2016

    Doctors from the Royal Free London (RFL) have spoken to sports students at Leyton Orient Football Club to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).  On Tuesday 13...

  • NCL sustainability and transformation plan

    14 September 2016

    The health and care system across North Central London (NCL) - clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and NHS providers - are working together to develop an NCL-wide sustainability and transformation plan...

  • ENETS summer school 2016

    9 September 2016

    As one of the world leading centres in neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), the Royal Free London neuroendocrine tumour unit is hosting the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society summer school 2016 from 12 to...

  • Volunteers design cards for patients

    9 September 2016

    Volunteers at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) have designed colourful get well and happy birthday cards for recovering patients. Ellie Lachs, a 16-year-old student at the Jewish Free School, was part of a team of RFH...

  • Royal Free given £10million to pioneer new technology

    7 September 2016

    The Royal Free London will receive up to £10million from the government to pioneer new technologies that will improve patient care. The trust was one of only 12 selected to be a ‘global exemplar’ in...

  • How transplant surgery started at the Royal Free

    7 September 2016

    Two doctors who helped set up the Royal Free Hospital’s kidney transplant programme in the 1960s have talked about the challenges they faced treating patients with kidney failure more than half a century...

  • Donating a kidney has ‘opened doors’

    6 September 2016

    A retired publisher says that donating her kidney to a stranger has opened up a host of new opportunities and she hopes her experience might encourage others to consider donating. To mark organ donation week this...

  • Organ donation week

    5 September 2016

    Organ Donation Week starts today and the Royal Free London would like to encourage all of our staff and patients to join the organ donor register – and to tell family and friends about that decision. Last...

  • Consultant talks about HIV charity work

    25 August 2016

    A doctor at the Royal Free Hospital has described how collaborating with healthcare professionals from across south east Europe, North Africa and the Middle East has helped improve treatment and care for thousands of HIV...

  • Trust accredited as foundation group leader

    19 August 2016

    The Royal Free London has become one of only four high-performing foundation trusts to be accredited by NHS Improvement to lead groups or chains of NHS providers. The accreditation process confirmed that the Royal...

  • Trust rated ‘Good’ overall by CQC

    15 August 2016

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today announced that they have rated the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust ‘Good’ overall as a trust.  All three of our hospitals, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm...

  • Royal Free London victorious at the British Transplant Games

    5 August 2016

    Current and former patients at the Royal Free London (RFL) have won a total of 28 medals at the British Transplant Games 2016, a national event which encourages transplant patients to regain fitness and celebrates...

  • Falls team finalists at Patient Safety Awards

    4 August 2016

    Congratulations to our 24/7 falls free care team who were finalists at this years’ Patient Safety Awards, held in Manchester last month.  Now in its eight year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to...

  • Starlight NICU summer party

    27 July 2016

    On Saturday 16 July, Starlight neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) held their first annual summer party at Barnet Hospital.   The Starlight NICU “Little Stars” programme is a five week closed group...

  • Surgery robot on display at exhibition

    22 July 2016

    Hundreds of visitors to the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition were given the chance to operate a surgical robot which is used routinely by surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital’s kidney cancer...

  • Annual members’ meeting

    21 July 2016

    At last night’s annual members’ meeting the chief executive and chairman of the Royal Free London (RFL) spoke about the successes of the past year and the challenges ahead. More than 100 members of the...

  • Scientists creating new livers in the lab

    21 July 2016

    A group of researchers at the Royal Free Hospital are the first to show that scaffolds created from donor livers can be used to create new organs for use in transplantation. The team, led by Dr Giuseppe Mazza and...

  • Breast cancer survivor courses

    18 July 2016

    Women who have recovered from breast cancer are being offered the chance to attend cancer survivor courses at Chase Farm Hospital. Those enrolled on the ‘moving forward’ course can pick up tips and get...


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