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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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  • Celebrating our world class winners at staff awards ceremony

    Celebrating our world class winners at staff awards ceremony

    12 September 2019

    Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis praised the Royal Free London’s (RFL’s) ‘fantastic’ staff at last night’s spectacular Oscars awards ceremony. More than 300 members of staff, including...

  • Royal Free Hospital nurses travel to Central Africa in a bid to tackle Ebola crisis

    Royal Free Hospital nurses travel to Central Africa in a bid to tackle Ebola crisis

    6 September 2019

    Two nurses at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) who will treat people with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have described it as an “amazing and humbling opportunity”. Ward manager Jess Joyce, who...

  • Governor elections 2019 - voting now open

    5 September 2019

    Voting for the governor elections has now opened. The governor seats being elected are: Public constituency - Camden, Barnet, Enfield & Hertfordshire 3 seats Patient constituency 3 seats Staff constituency 1 seat...

  • My family supports organ donation .... and so should you!

    My family supports organ donation .... and so should you!

    2 September 2019

    Vanessa James says she has never regretted the decision she made to donate a kidney to her music-producer son at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) two years ago. Now to mark organ donation week (2-8 September) she is urging...

  • Service road improvement at the Royal Free Hospital

    2 September 2019

    The service road at the Royal Free Hospital will be undergoing improvement works over the next four weekends, during which time sections of the road will be closed. In the event of bad weather the works may be...

  • Imaging department redevelopment at the Royal Free Hospital

    Imaging department redevelopment at the Royal Free Hospital

    19 August 2019

    The imaging department at the Royal Free Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment over the next two years. Ensuring we are able to provide the very best imaging services to our patients and clinical specialist...

  • Governor elections 2019

    Governor elections 2019

    9 August 2019

    The election for the council of governors of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is now underway. The governors posts being elected are: • 3 seats represented by patients • 3 seats represented the public...

  • Royal Free Hospital leads the way for kidney cancer care with new research project

    Royal Free Hospital leads the way for kidney cancer care with new research project

    7 August 2019

    A new study looking at whether destroying kidney tumours by freezing them with argon gas is as effective as removing them with a scalpel has been launched at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) and University College...

  • New road opening at Chase Farm Hospital

    5 August 2019

    A new road which leads to the main entrance of Chase Farm Hospital will open on Friday 9 August. Patients and visitors to the hospital will be able to use a new 15-minute drop off area outside the main entrance, in...

  • App offers hope in fight against silent killer

    31 July 2019

    Detection of one of the biggest killers in the NHS has been cut from hours to minutes at the Royal Free Hospital in London thanks to the introduction of a new mobile app. That is one of the key findings of an evaluation...

  • Heatwave alert

    Heatwave alert

    24 July 2019

    The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert. Very hot weather is expected until Friday 26 July. Patients and visitors are advised to carry a bottle of water with them on their journey to and from the hospital, keep...

  • Royal Free Hospital gets tough on smokers

    18 July 2019

    An army of stop-smoking specialists are helping patients at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) quit the habit – part of a new drive to ensure the site remains smoke-free. Smoking, including smoking e-cigarettes, is...

  • Trust’s annual report published

    16 July 2019

    The Royal Free London’s (RFL’s) annual report and accounts 2018/19 has now been published. The report, which can been viewed here, contains a summary of the trust’s work during the past financial year,...

  • “We are family” - staff and patients celebrate 2,000 liver transplant milestone

    “We are family” - staff and patients celebrate 2,000 liver transplant milestone

    16 July 2019

    Staff and patients came together on Friday during ‘an incredible and emotional’ celebration to mark the 2,000th liver transplant at the Royal Free London (RFL). Staff reflected on the achievements of the...

  • Students get the lowdown on organ donation

    16 July 2019

    A patient who received a kidney transplant in 2001 visited students at Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School in Barnet earlier this month to talk about the change in the law relating to organ donation. Kirit Modi,...

  • Royal Free London proud to be at Pride

    Royal Free London proud to be at Pride

    9 July 2019

    More than 60 staff from the Royal Free London headed to central London to join the Pride parade on Saturday and to east London to support Black Pride on Sunday. On Saturday, doctors and nurses were joined by staff...

  • New ‘miracle’ drug has transformed brothers’ lives

    9 July 2019

    Two brothers treated at the Royal Free Hospital have said their lives have been turned around by a ‘miracle’ drug which has been given funding approval for NHS patients in England this week. Vincent Nicholas...

  • Royal Free Hospital recruits first UK patient on to kidney vaccine trial

    Royal Free Hospital recruits first UK patient on to kidney vaccine trial

    8 July 2019

    A dietician with an auto-immune disease has become the first person in the UK to be recruited on to a trial aimed at testing a new vaccine designed to protect kidney transplant patients from a life-threatening...

  • Sustainability initiative looks to expand after award win

    Sustainability initiative looks to expand after award win

    5 July 2019

    The estates team is on the look-out for volunteers to make the  trust greener and increase recycling across  our hospitals. The team is aiming to develop a ‘circular economy’ of tools and products,...

  • Team behind pioneering kidney care app scoops national award

    3 July 2019

    A team which has transformed the way care is provided for some of the most vulnerable patients staying in hospital has won a national patient safety award. The patient at risk and resuscitation team (PARRT)...

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