Infectious diseases


The infectious diseases service at the Royal Free Hospital looks after adult patients (16 years or older) with all types of infection or suspected infection.

The team consists of five consultants with supporting specialist registrars and senior house officers, and an in-patient unit with dedicated nurses trained in the care of patients with infectious diseases.

The unit has considerable experience in caring for patients with:

  • infections acquired in the UK 
  • illnesses acquired overseas and in the tropics 
  • viral illnesses 
  • bacterial illnesses 
  • tuberculosis 
  • viral hepatitis 
  • fevers of unknown origin 

In addition, the unit works closely with other departments across the Royal Free London to provide a comprehensive infection service to all patients with infections related to other medical conditions. We also have a high level isolation unit (HLIU) used for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Patient services


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  • The Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Patient enquiries: 020 7941 1828


Referral details

Referrals are accepted from GPs by letter, fax or the choose and book system. We also accept referrals from other hospitals or medical professionals by letter, fax or phone. Medical professionals may contact one of the doctors on the team by phone via the main hospital telephone number for advice or if a patient needs seeing urgently.

The Team