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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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  • Donations to support our staff

    12 January 2021

    Once again we are very kindly being offered donations of all kinds to support our incredible staff during the COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to make a monetary donation, this is being co-ordinated by the Royal Free...

  • New community vaccination hub opens this week

    11 January 2021

    A community vaccination hub is set to open at the Rec Club at the Royal Free Hospital later this week, providing vital COVID-19 vaccines to local people according to their priority group. The new hub, run by a group of...

  • Prime Minister visits Chase Farm Hospital vaccination centre

    Prime Minister visits Chase Farm Hospital vaccination centre

    4 January 2021

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson was welcomed to Chase Farm Hospital today, where he met with staff who were among the first to receive the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Prime Minister was given a tour of the...

  • North Londoners are being asked to use NHS services wisely

    North Londoners are being asked to use NHS services wisely

    31 December 2020

    The NHS in London will be extremely busy this Bank Holiday weekend, but help is available for those who need urgent care. With coronavirus cases rising in the capital, Londoners are being asked only to use 999 and...

  • Staff at Royal Free London help scientists to better understand COVID-19 immunity

    Staff at Royal Free London help scientists to better understand COVID-19 immunity

    23 December 2020

    New research published today shows COVID-19 immunity for those who had a mild version of the disease lasts at least four months. Staff at the Royal Free London were among healthcare staff taking part in a study by...

  • Pausing all planned procedures and out-patient appointments

    Pausing all planned procedures and out-patient appointments

    20 December 2020

    In response to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the increasing need for us to care for patients requiring urgent, emergency or COVID-19 care, the Royal Free London has taken the difficult decision to...

  • A totally roar-some visit!

    11 December 2020

    Christmas has come early for the young patients of Barnet Hospital with a special visit from Arsenal’s team mascot. Gunnersaurus played the role of Father Christmas today bringing presents and smiles to the...

  • Not so ordinary - charity single recorded for Royal Free London

    Not so ordinary - charity single recorded for Royal Free London

    11 December 2020

    Kitty Coburn & The Creative Collective have recorded a poignant cover version of Duran Duran’s hit, ‘Ordinary World’, complete with a striking music video. Proceeds from the single are being...

  • Talk on gene therapy kicks off new series

    Talk on gene therapy kicks off new series

    9 December 2020

    Monday 14 December, 6pm Following the success of the first charity-hosted Marsden Lecture last month, the Royal Free Charity next week launches a series of short talks called FreeSpeech. The talks will explore some of...

  • Landmark moment as first NHS patients receive COVID-19 vaccination

    8 December 2020

    The biggest vaccination campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 80-year-old grandmother Josephine Faleye became the first person at the Royal Free Hospital to receive the COVID-19 jab. Josephine, from...

  • Sir Simon Stevens meets staff ahead of COVID-19 vaccine launch

    Sir Simon Stevens meets staff ahead of COVID-19 vaccine launch

    7 December 2020

    Chief executive of the National Health Service, Sir Simon Stevens, visited the Royal Free Hospital today to speak to staff ahead of the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination clinics tomorrow.   Sir Simon spoke to some...

  • Royal Free London among first covid vaccination hubs

    Royal Free London among first covid vaccination hubs

    6 December 2020

    The Royal Free London has been named as one of 50 ‘hubs’ chosen to lead the way on the biggest immunisation programme in history. Our teams have been working over recent weeks and through the weekend to...

  • Green fingered volunteers celebrate five years

    Green fingered volunteers celebrate five years

    4 December 2020

    A team of volunteer gardeners are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their project to transform the front entrance of the Royal Free Hospital with a series of gardens.  The group founded by Dr Charlotte...

  • “It felt good to be involved” - Sam’s FLARE trial journey

    “It felt good to be involved” - Sam’s FLARE trial journey

    1 December 2020

    If you watched Hospital last night and want to help then you could consider taking part in research into COVID-19. The Royal Free Hospital is recruiting locally to the antiviral FLARE study, which is seeking north...

  • Round the clock care from our new adult assessment unit

    Round the clock care from our new adult assessment unit

    24 November 2020

    Barnet Hospital officially opened the new adult assessment unit (AAU) today – a new multi-speciality unit that will offer consultant-led care for patients seven days a week. The AAU team are responsible for...

  • Royal Free Hospital recruiting locally to antiviral COVID-19 study

    13 November 2020

    Researchers at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) have put a call out for north Londoners who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting a test, to take part in a trial of two antiviral drugs to establish if...

  • Rainbow bench unveiled as a tribute to key workers

    Rainbow bench unveiled as a tribute to key workers

    13 November 2020

    Traditional blacksmithing skills and the powerful rainbow symbol have been brought together to create a lasting thank you gift for the NHS. Three unique rainbow benches have been produced using 3,000-year-old forging...

  • Patients suffering from ‘long covid’ seven weeks after discharge

    11 November 2020

    Two out of three patients who are hospitalised due to COVID-19 are still suffering from symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged from Hospital, according to new data. The research, conducted by clinicians...

  • We’re open, and we have not forgotten you

    We’re open, and we have not forgotten you

    9 November 2020

    At the Royal Free London (RFL), the care and safety of our patients, staff and local communities is our top priority. We would like to remind you that the NHS is open, and we are here for you should you need to access...

  • The Royal Free London returns to television screens in bold new series of Hospital

    9 November 2020

    The spotlight will once again fall on the extraordinary work of staff at the Royal Free London (RFL) tonight, as the award-winning documentary Hospital returns to BBC Two. The six-part series, which begins 9pm tonight,...

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