Medicine for members

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust regularly holds free NHS events for members and these events are open to patients, staff and the public. If you are not yet a member and would like to come along, you are more than welcome. You can also support the trust and strengthen our three hospitals’ links with the local community by signing up for NHS membership at the events.

All medicine for members events take place in the Sir William Wells Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital unless otherwise stated.

Medicine for members events

Lecture title Chair and speaker Date and time Film and feedback
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) Chair: Judy Dewinter
Speaker: Sonya Chowdhury
How renal research is improving the lives of our kidney patients Chair: David Myers
Speaker: Prof David Wheeler
The Royal Free London's volunteering service Chair: Judy Dewinter
Speaker: Richard Scarth
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Neurology in evolution: discoveries to treatments Chair: Stephen Cameron
Speaker: Prof. Anthony Schapira
Watch the film and read the feedback
New technology, the advent of painless endoscopy and the tunnel at the end of the light Chair: Richard Lindley
Speaker: Prof. Owen Epstein
Watch the film and read the feedback
Organ donation at the Royal Free London Chair: David Myers
Speaker: Mr Neal Banga
Watch the film and read the feedback
Annual members meeting   20.07.2016
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The Royal Free London's high level isolation unit Chair: Linda Davies
Speaker: Dr Michael Jacobs

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From De Hogeweyk to hospital: Creating dementia-friendly environments Chair: Frances Blunden
Speaker: Danielle Wilde
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The Royal Free London's sexual health service Chair: Vanessa Gearson
Speaker: Monte Fields
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Hands across the world: massage therapy Chair: Richard Stock
Speaker: Keith Hunt MBE
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The role of diet and lifestyle in breast cancer Chair: Sue Cullinan
Speaker: Prof. Mo Keshtgar
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Organ donation and transplantation  Chair: Judy Dewinter
Speaker: Dr Fernando Bimbi
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To register your interest at any of the above events, please email with the name of the lecture in the subject.

Watch the video of our last medicine for members event below or watch all past lectures for members on the Royal Free London YouTube channel.

Marsden lectures

Antimicrobial resistance - a global problem

On 19 November 2015, our annual Marsden lecture was delivered by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer and chair of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. Dame Sally acts as the UK government’s principal medical adviser and the professional head of all directors of public health in local government, and she spoke on the topic of antimicrobial resistance - a global problem. Find out more and watch the lecture.

Inquiries in the NHS: What’s the point?

On 20 November 2014, Professor Sir Ian Kennedy, chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, spoke at the 2014 Marsden lecture on the topic of inquiries in the NHS, asking "what's the point?" Find out more and watch the lecture.