Public health

The Royal Free London has a small public health team based at the three main hospitals in the trust. We work to engage staff and patients on a wide range of projects to prevent disease and promote and protect health and wellbeing.

Although our priority remains the same – to treat and care for people who are ill – we believe that we have a huge potential to improve the health of every person who comes through our doors. The Royal Free London is proud to be taking a more public health perspective to its work. Each year more than 1.6 million patients visit our three hospitals and we employ around 10,000 staff members. This gives us plenty of opportunities to make every contact count; to encourage and promote prevention and health improvement. We have a duty of care to our patients, staff and the community we serve, to help them make healthier choices so they can lead longer, healthier lives.

Some of the projects that we are involved with:

  • Stop smoking service
  • Domestic abuse and violence
  • Fit at the Free, a staff health and wellbeing programme

Public health annual report

We have produced an annual report of our work in public health. Find out more about our work below or download the PDF.

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Our buildings and their grounds

We take pride in the environment from which we treat our patients, including our hospital grounds.

If you have any comments or concerns relating to the environment at any of our sites, please email: