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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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  • ‘The NHS has saved my life again and again’

    ‘The NHS has saved my life again and again’

    23 May 2018

    A Royal Free Hospital patient will celebrate how the NHS saved his life – on national television tomorrow evening. As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of the NHS, Simon’ Bostic’s inspiring...

  • Pioneering sundown dementia sessions launched

    21 May 2018

    Royal Free Radio has today launched its ‘Sundown Sessions’ - a trip down memory lane to help patients with dementia and ward staff manage the phenomenon known as ‘sundowning’.  Sundowning is...

  • Sparkle like Markle!

    18 May 2018

    Patients at the Royal Free London have been enjoying the royal wedding countdown with a series of events around the trust. Royal wedding tea parties have been taking place on the wards and in departments at Barnet...

  • Short-term abstinence from alcohol leads to “rapid decrease” of cancer-related growth factors

    Short-term abstinence from alcohol leads to “rapid decrease” of cancer-related growth factors

    17 May 2018

    Participants who took part in a study at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where they cut out alcohol for a month, were found to have a “rapid decrease” in the amount of cancer-related growth...

  • Bone marrow transplants could cure life-threatening immune disorders in adults

    Bone marrow transplants could cure life-threatening immune disorders in adults

    17 May 2018

    Bone marrow transplants in adults with immune system disorders are safe and effective when delivered at a specialist centre, according to a study which could have significant impact on future clinical practice. A team...

  • Living with pancreatic cancer support day

    16 May 2018

    Patients with pancreatic cancer, and their family and carers, can find out more about ways to live well with the disease at a support day at the Pax Lodge in Hampstead tomorrow (17 May). Led by clinical nurse...

  • One to watch TONIGHT - ITV at Barnet Hospital filming for NHS Heroes Awards

    16 May 2018

    Some familiar faces will be appearing on our TV screens tonight celebrating the NHS in the year of its 70th anniversary. ITV cameras were given access to Barnet Hospital earlier this month to speak to staff about...

  • London’s deputy mayor visits Royal Free Hospital Children’s School

    15 May 2018

    The innovative approaches taken by the Royal Free Hospital Children’s School to improve the health and wellbeing of its pupils were recognised with a visit from London’s deputy mayor last week. Joanne...

  • New trustees join the Royal Free Charity

    New trustees join the Royal Free Charity

    14 May 2018

    The Royal Free Charity re-appointed one trustee and appointed four new trustees to its board last month, bringing with them vast experience from the financial, retail, business, charity and healthcare sectors. Judy...

  • Local artist wanted for world-class project

    10 May 2018

    A local artist and a designer are being sought to work with local school children to create artwork for the hoardings around the Pears Building construction site at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. The Pears...

  • Public Health England: Breast screening helpline has been set up to support women

    2 May 2018

    The NHS Breast Screening Programme invites all women aged 50 to 70 for breast screening every 3 years. Earlier today it was announced that Public Health England (PHE) have become aware of a technical problem which has...

  • Charity’s wedding belles support brides-to-be

    Charity’s wedding belles support brides-to-be

    1 May 2018

    Two members of staff from the Royal Free Charity have donated their wedding dresses to their own charity shops and are calling for staff from the hospitals and members of the public to do the same.   Alison...

  • Royal Free London non-executive director shortlisted for prestigious DIVA award

    30 April 2018

    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust non-executive director Wanda Goldwag has been shortlisted for the diversity champion award at the prestigious DIVA Awards. The star-studded annual awards pay tribute to lesbian,...

  • Raise a cuppa at the Royal Free London for the NHS ‘Big7Tea’

    27 April 2018

    To mark 70 days until the NHS turns 70, the Royal Free Charity is today asking north Londoners to raise a cuppa and celebrate the wonderful work of the NHS. The NHS Big7Tea will be a chance for people up and down the...

  • Cutting edge research at the Pears Building

    25 April 2018

    The cutting edge work of the UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) was showcased at an event for members of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Guests at the event last Thursday (19 April) heard...

  • Could you be a lifesaver?

    Could you be a lifesaver?

    23 April 2018

    Barnet Hospital is joining forces with international blood cancer charity, DKMS, to register staff members and community members as potential lifesavers. On Wednesday, 25 April, a registration event will take...

  • Pledging our support to the #endPJparalysis70 day challenge

    23 April 2018

    Teams swapped their uniforms for PJs and took to social media to pledge their support for a national campaign valuing patient’s time and well-being.   The #endPJparalysis campaign, which has been...

  • Considering a career in a caring profession?

    Considering a career in a caring profession?

    20 April 2018

    Practical demonstrations led by inspiring individuals have given students from north London a taste of life at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts. More than 150 school and college students got a unique...

  • Cardiology team show their big heart

    Cardiology team show their big heart

    19 April 2018

    A group of colleagues from the Royal Free Hospital’s cardiology team will be running the London Marathon on Sunday. The five include two cardiology research nurses, Angelique Smit and Jacolene Crause, two...

  • Pears Building construction update

    Pears Building construction update

    13 April 2018

    The Pears Building is being constructed next to the Royal Free Hospital, as the new home for the UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation. It will bring together leading scientists, academic clinicians and clinical...

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