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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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  • Edgware Community Hospital pharmacy closure

    16 January 2020

    The out-patient pharmacy at Edgware Community Hospital (ECH), provided by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) is closing on Monday 10 February. If you are a RFL patient, from 10 February, out-patients will...

  • Help shape the future of planned orthopaedic surgery for adults in north central London

    Help shape the future of planned orthopaedic surgery for adults in north central London

    15 January 2020

    On 13 January 2020, a consultation which asks for people’s views on the future of planned orthopaedic surgery for adults in north central London was launched. Hip and knee replacements are the best-known kind of...

  • New route to health!

    New route to health!

    14 January 2020

    Patients, visitors and staff can now look forward to a bus service which delivers and collects them from Chase Farm Hospital’s front door. From Saturday 18 January the W8 and W9 bus routes will start and end at...

  • New study “an important step” for people with Parkinson’s disease

    New study “an important step” for people with Parkinson’s disease

    14 January 2020

    Patients at the Royal Free Hospital have taken part in a study which could potentially lead to a treatment which could slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Published in The Journal of the American...

  • More NHS clinicians get their hands on pioneering app

    10 January 2020

    A ground-breaking app which provides a rapid alert when patients are at risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) is soon to go live at Barnet Hospital. The Streams app – a secure alerting tool which has cut the...

  • New bus route at Chase Farm Hospital

    7 January 2020

    From 18 January, the W8 and W9 buses will be stopping along the new road outside Chase Farm Hospital The new routes will mean that patients can get on and off the bus much closer to the hospital. The picture above...

  • Call your midwife! A new approach to maternity care.

    Call your midwife! A new approach to maternity care.

    6 January 2020

    A new approach to maternity care which means that women are looked after by one midwife for most of their pregnancy has led to fewer miscarriages and pre-term births. The ‘continuity of carer’ model being...

  • ‘Our babies came early in 2020’

    ‘Our babies came early in 2020’

    3 January 2020

    ‘Dash’  -  one of eight babies to be born on New Year’s Day at the Royal Free Hospital – lived up to his nickname this week as he arrived six days early. Although he hasn’t been...

  • ‘Twas the nightshift before Christmas

    23 December 2019

    As Santa makes his final rounds this Christmas Eve, husband and wife doctors Deven and Anushka will be doing the same – in the emergency department (ED) at the Royal Free Hospital. Anushka Saroop-Ramoutar and...

  • Christmas and New Year opening times

    20 December 2019

     From 24 December to 4 January services and facilities at our hospitals will be open as follows:  Barnet Hospital 24 25 26 27 28...

  • Double liver transplant success at Royal Free Hospital thanks to special collaboration

    Double liver transplant success at Royal Free Hospital thanks to special collaboration

    18 December 2019

    A life-saving device and a liver were ‘blue-lighted’ by ambulance in a 90-minute dash from Birmingham to London resulting in two successful transplants. The double transplant was thanks to the quick-thinking...

  • Allow longer for getting to Barnet Hospital due to emergency repairs

    16 December 2019

    Emergency repairs are currently taking place on Wellhouse Lane and are expected to last until 19 December. A four way traffic light control has been put in place and the works are causing traffic delays. Patients...

  • Spurs deliver girl power and Christmas presents to children at Barnet Hospital

    Spurs deliver girl power and Christmas presents to children at Barnet Hospital

    10 December 2019

    Children at BH were given a festive surprise - and received some early Christmas presents - when members of the Tottenham Hotspur women’s team paid a visit to Galaxy ward. Midfielders Megan Wynne and Rachel...

  • A celebration of staff for 1,135 years of long service and commitment

    A celebration of staff for 1,135 years of long service and commitment

    6 December 2019

    Staff who have dedicated their working lives to the Royal Free London were recognised at the annual long service awards last month.  Members of staff reaching 25 or 40 years’ service over the last year were...

  • A new approach to prescribing medication

    29 November 2019

    From Monday 2 December 2019, clinicians at the Royal Free London (RFL) are being asked to no longer write repeat prescriptions or prescribe medication that is available over the counter (OTC). If you need OTC...

  • Top of the class! Ofsted say hospital school provides an “exceptional” education for its pupils

    Top of the class! Ofsted say hospital school provides an “exceptional” education for its pupils

    29 November 2019

    The Royal Free Hospital Children’s School (RFHCS) has received a faultless inspection from Ofsted - taking it from a ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ rating. Inspectors praised the school, saying it...

  • ‘William Marsden would be proud of the Royal Free London’

    ‘William Marsden would be proud of the Royal Free London’

    22 November 2019

    The Royal Free Hospital’s founder, William Marsden, would be proud of the trust’s willingness to adapt and innovate, healthcare expert Derek Feeley told staff, patients and governors. Speaking at last...

  • Staff explore the art of being mindful with vinyl

    Staff explore the art of being mindful with vinyl

    20 November 2019

    Staff at the Royal Free Hospital demonstrated their creative sides at mindfulness workshops that had a playful twist. The free ‘art for mindfulness’ sessions attracted staff from all over...

  • Our pledge to members of the Armed Forces

    18 November 2019

    The Royal Free London (RFL) has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant – a pledge to support members of the armed forces community. The signing of the covenant took place at a special event attended by RFL...

  • RFH-UCL NET Academy 2020

    18 November 2019

    Management of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET), in real life, is very challenging and requires lots of expertise and Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Work. Despite the availability of several International Guidelines and also...

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