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

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  • Question time at the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment public meeting

    Question time at the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment public meeting

    13 October 2017

    The new Chase Farm Hospital will be one of the most ‘sought after’ places to work in the NHS, its chief executive told a packed public meeting earlier this week. Nearly 40 people attended the meeting where...

  • Same day testing for prostate cancer patients

    12 October 2017

    Patients with suspected prostate cancer are receiving their results much faster thanks to a ‘one stop’ clinic which delivers all the tests they need on the same day. The clinic offers blood tests,...

  • More organ donation needed from black communities

    More organ donation needed from black communities

    9 October 2017

    An innovative conference addressing the challenges of organ donation in black communities was held at the Calvary Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Tottenham. The conference was organised by the organ donation...

  • The latest Pears Building newsletter

    The latest Pears Building newsletter

    9 October 2017

    Find out more about what's going on with the Pears Building in our latest newsletter. The Pears Building will be home to the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT). This month we address some of...

  • Planned Tube strike – suspended

    3 October 2017

    The planned tube strike for Thursday 5 October has been suspended.  Patients and visitors are advised to visit the TFL website for more information

  • Supporting women through breast reconstruction

    2 October 2017

    Three women have shared their experience of breast cancer surgery and spoken about their involvement in a support group with a difference. Beverley and Rachel regularly attend the Royal Free Hospital L-BRA (London...

  • Find out more about the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment

    Find out more about the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment

    29 September 2017

    With less than a year to go before the new Chase Farm Hospital opens we are holding a meeting for people to find out more about the project. The redevelopment meeting is being held at The Dugdale Centre, Enfield on 11...

  • Transformation at Chase Farm Hospital praised by health minister

    Transformation at Chase Farm Hospital praised by health minister

    28 September 2017

    Health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy has said the NHS can learn from the transformation which is taking place at the new Chase Farm Hospital. The parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department of Health,...

  • Roadworks near Chase Farm Hospital

    18 September 2017

    Roadworks on The Ridgeway, near the main hospital entrance, are due to start on 25 September, with an estimated completion date of 22 December.   During this time, there is expected to be significant...

  • Wood you believe it?

    Wood you believe it?

    18 September 2017

    Trees that had to make way for the new Chase Farm Hospital are being put to good use – by children in the hospital’s day nursery. Staff at Chase Farm wanted to make sure that the trees - which were on the...

  • Landmark partnership for Royal Free London group

    15 September 2017

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust (NMUH) has announced that it has decided to join the Royal Free London (RFL) group as its first clinical partner. The decision cements NMUH board’s commitment to...

  • Sepsis patient thanks Royal Free Hospital for saving his life

    13 September 2017

    A patient has thanked staff at the Royal Free Hospital for saving his life after learning more about how serious his condition was during a BBC documentary. Wayne Boothroyd, of West Hendon, wrote to the Royal Free...

  • A landmark study conducted at the Royal Free London offers new hope to heart attack patients

    A landmark study conducted at the Royal Free London offers new hope to heart attack patients

    7 September 2017

    Six patients at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust have taken part in the ground-breaking CANTOS study which has proven that anti-inflammatory injections could lower the risk of heart attacks and may slow the...

  • Turning red days to green

    Turning red days to green

    4 September 2017

    At the Royal Free London, we are working hard to get our patients feeling better faster, by making sure that every day they spend in hospital is not wasted. We do this so that they can get back to the things that matter...

  • “The job makes me realise how generous people can be even when going through the worst experience”

    “The job makes me realise how generous people can be even when going through the worst experience”

    1 September 2017

    During organ donation week (4-10 September) we are highlighting the importance of organ donation. Alice Workman and Helen Foley, pictured above left to right, are specialist nurses for organ donation based at the...

  • Royal Free London hosts first ever non-invasive ventilation patient conference

    25 August 2017

    Over 50 patients and carers attended a conference at the Royal Free Hospital for people who use non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home. NIV is a treatment used for patients with a variety of breathing problems to...

  • GCSE success at the Royal Free Hospital children’s School

    GCSE success at the Royal Free Hospital children’s School

    25 August 2017

    Students at the Royal Free Hospital Children’s School (RFHCS) are celebrating their exam success on GCSE results day.  The RFHCS, which is located in the Royal Free Hospital, offers schooling to pupils aged...

  • Healthcare innovator spurs on staff to give patients back their time

    18 August 2017

    If you had 1,000 days left to live, how many would you choose to spend in hospital? That was the question posed by healthcare innovator Professor Brian Dolan during a day of inspirational talks and interactive sessions...

  • Summer means health and wellbeing at the Royal Free Hospital

    18 August 2017

    Staff, Royal Free Charity volunteers and Rec Club members have been taking part in a summer of fitness challenges. More than 35 people recently completed a gruelling 78-mile cycle from the steps of the Rec Club to the...

  • Our annual members’ meeting 2017

    17 August 2017

    The achievements of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL), made possible by the commitment and dedication of its staff, were celebrated at the 2017 annual members’ meeting. More than 100 RFL members...

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