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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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  • Royal Free London staff feel the burn ... of shoe leather

    Royal Free London staff feel the burn ... of shoe leather

    28 June 2022

    Staff at the Royal Free London walked the equivalent of John O’Groats to Land’s End more than 17 times during a four-week walking challenge. The challenge, organised by the greener Royal Free London’s...

  • Happy skin - saying goodbye to pressure ulcers

    Happy skin - saying goodbye to pressure ulcers

    28 June 2022

    There has been a dramatic reduction in pressure ulcers suffered by patients on Mulberry ward at Barnet Hospital thanks to a new system introduced by nursing teams. Using something called the Waterlow assessment to...

  • Royal Free Hospital star celebrated in NHS awards

    23 June 2022

    A ‘real star’ of the Royal Free Hospital has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for her role in ensuring colleagues were able to deliver the very best patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic....

  • Medicine for Members’ event  - Trailblazing research at the Royal Free London

    Medicine for Members’ event - Trailblazing research at the Royal Free London

    23 June 2022

    The next Medicine for Members’ event, Trailblazing research at the Royal Free London, will take place on Wednesday 6 July at 6pm.     The Royal Free London has pledged to become a top 10 UK clinical...

  • Supporting the development of our nurses and midwives

    20 June 2022

    Royal Free London nurses and midwives were celebrated and granted research funding in an event with the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers – a charitable organisation who originated as shoemakers in London. Our...

  • Tube and rail strikes next week

    17 June 2022

    Three days of national strike action have been announced for next week, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies. Major disruption is expected. If you are...

  • Celebrating the ICDC’s 30 years of revolutionary care

    17 June 2022

    Staff and patients came together last week to celebrate the Ian Charleson Day Centre’s 30 years of extraordinary, pioneering care for those living with HIV. During the past three decades, there has been a...

  • Railway strikes 21, 23, 25 June

    10 June 2022

    Three days of national strike action have been announced for Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June across Network Rail and 13 train operating companies. Major disruption is expected. If you are visiting...

  • OBEs awarded to two RFL clinicians

    2 June 2022

    Two eminent professors who have pioneered treatments for patients at the Royal Free London have been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours. Professor Margaret Johnson and Professor Alejandro Madrigal...

  • Tube strike: Monday 6 June

    1 June 2022

    If you are visiting one of our hospitals on Monday 6 June, please check your travel and plan ahead. A Tube strike is planned on Monday 6 June, following the bank holiday weekend with many tube stations...

  • From London to Lusaka - a nurse’s story

    From London to Lusaka - a nurse’s story

    1 June 2022

    An ICU nurse who has recently returned from Zambia where he delivered critical care training to local staff – including helping them to set up renal transplant care - said the trip was “incredibly...

  • Pride: we stand together

    1 June 2022

    Every June, the LGBTQ+ population and its allies come together to celebrate the influence they have had around the world. We are proud of our diversity. Every member of our Trust is different and that’s what...

  • Caroline Clarke, Royal Free London group chief executive, reflects on the trust’s ‘royal’ status

    30 May 2022

    Caroline Clarke, Royal Free London group chief executive, reflects on the trust’s ‘royal’ status As the attention of the nation turns to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it’s fitting that we...

  • Guidance for patients with suspected monkeypox

    27 May 2022

    The UK Health Security Agency has reported that a small number of people in the UK have been diagnosed with monkeypox.   If you are attending the emergency department with a fever and rash or have had...

  • Royal Free London staff say ‘no excuse for abuse’

    27 May 2022

    Anyone working in the NHS, receiving NHS treatment or visiting NHS premises has the right to feel safe and secure from violence and abuse, both physical and verbal. This week, staff across the trust took a stand...

  • Royal Free London joins study to analyse third dose booster for young people

    Royal Free London joins study to analyse third dose booster for young people

    25 May 2022

    The Royal Free London will be at the heart of research to identify how young people will respond to a third dose of vaccine for COVID-19.  The trust will be one of ten locations in the UK which will be part of the...

  • Human monkeypox virus in the UK: A retrospective study

    25 May 2022

    A network of institutions with specialist expertise in infectious diseases – including the Royal Free London - has published timely new research on monkeypox in the UK. The report, Clinical features and management...

  • RFH doctor and suffragette celebrated on Scotland’s £100 note

    17 May 2022

    How is Flora Murray – Scottish doctor, military hospital founder, suffragette and the face of a new British banknote – connected to the Royal Free Hospital (RFH), and how has her portrait helped raise...

  • Patient with monkeypox admitted to the Royal Free Hospital

    16 May 2022

    A patient diagnosed with monkeypox has been admitted to the infectious diseases unit at the Royal Free Hospital. The unit is run by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses, therapists and laboratory...

  • New research aids understanding of how COVID-19 can damage organs

    15 May 2022

    New research from the Royal Free London (RFL) has uncovered that some cells infected with COVID-19 can explode, leading to serious damage of the lungs and other internal organs. The research, co-authored by RFL...

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