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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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  • Arise Sir David: Duke of Cambridge knights Royal Free chief executive

    19 April 2017

    Sir David Sloman, chief executive of the Royal Free London, collected his knighthood from Buckingham Palace today and paid tribute to the NHS staff who had made the award possible.  Sir David, who has been chief...

  • Trust awarded healthy workplace stamp of approval

    Trust awarded healthy workplace stamp of approval

    13 April 2017

    Staff at the Royal Free London are celebrating after their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of their colleagues scooped the trust an award. The London Healthy Workplace Charter supports and recognises...

  • Make some noise for hospital radio volunteers commended at awards ceremony

    Make some noise for hospital radio volunteers commended at awards ceremony

    13 April 2017

    A team of volunteers from Radio Enfield had earned the title of ‘Enfield Heroes’ for their commitment to their community. The hospital radio team were part of 200 volunteers who were recognised at an awards...

  • New ophthalmology service launched

    4 April 2017

    A brand new eye care service for Enfield residents will provide patients with top quality care closer to their homes.  From 1 April 2017 The Royal Free London and North Middlesex University Hospital will jointly...

  • Getting patients back to health faster

    Getting patients back to health faster

    3 April 2017

    A pilot project which helps patients suffering from back pain see an expert immediately, without need for referral by their GP, is proving incredibly popular.  The service aims to improve patients’ experience...

  • New technology allows surgeons to virtually ‘scrub in’

    New technology allows surgeons to virtually ‘scrub in’

    3 April 2017

    The Royal Free London is the first trust in the UK to use an augmented reality platform that allows surgeons to direct operations taking place in other hospitals. Known as Proximie, this new technology enables surgeons...

  • Boost for cancer care at the Royal Free London

    31 March 2017

    The Royal Free London is one of 10 trusts in the country to be selected as a specialist centre for the rapid diagnosis of cancer.  NHS England today announced that the trust was to be developed as rapid diagnostic...

  • Delivering the very best care to lung cancer patients

    Delivering the very best care to lung cancer patients

    28 March 2017

    Clinicians from across the UK gathered at the Royal Free London (RFL) to learn more about its ground-breaking techniques for lung cancer – including a biopsy which allows most patients to return home after just...

  • Picture perfect care

    Picture perfect care

    27 March 2017

    Hundreds of patients with skin problems are being diagnosed more quickly thanks to a new virtual service which means they don’t have to attend hospital to be diagnosed.  A new ‘teledermatology’...

  • The Royal Free London raises awareness for delirium

    22 March 2017

    The Royal Free London marked World Delirium Day by urging staff, patients and the public to talk openly about the condition. Delirium is a word used to describe a change in brain function which makes a person become...

  • Robotic surgery symposium

    Robotic surgery symposium

    13 March 2017

    International pioneers of robotic surgery will be at the Royal Free Hospital later this month to talk about the evolution of robotics and how it is transforming healthcare.  Rajesh Ahlawat, who has pioneered...

  • Raising awareness of delirium

    Raising awareness of delirium

    13 March 2017

    A team of healthcare professionals at the Royal Free Hospital are urging fellow staff, patients and their  family members or carers to ‘Say delirium’ this week (Monday 13 to Friday 17 March), in...

  • New film explores how kidney service supports young adult patients

    New film explores how kidney service supports young adult patients

    9 March 2017

    A new film launched today explores how a kidney service at the Royal Free Hospital is helping patients in their teens and twenties manage their conditions. Made by the charity Kids Kidney Research, the film is being...

  • Pioneering physiotherapist scoops digital award

    6 March 2017

    A physiotherapist from the Royal Free London has been honoured as a digital pioneer.  Stephanie Mansell, consultant physiotherapist, was recognised at the 2017 Digital Health Awards for her use of innovative...

  • Award recognition for Royal Free London Hospital cancer centre

    Award recognition for Royal Free London Hospital cancer centre

    2 March 2017

    Staff, patients and volunteers at the Macmillan Information and Support Service at the Royal Free London Hospital are celebrating, after once again receiving a prestigious award that recognises high standards in cancer...

  • New heart test offered at Barnet Hospital

    2 March 2017

    A new diagnostic test for a heart condition is being offered at Barnet Hospital for the first time. Consultant cardiologist Raj Khiani, who is the lead for arrhythmia services at the Royal Free London, is now offering a...

  • New app helping to improve patient care

    New app helping to improve patient care

    27 February 2017

    A new app which detects early signs of kidney failure is now being used to improve care for some of the Royal Free’s most vulnerable patients. Using an instant alert system, the app, known as Streams, directs...

  • Campaign gives young people with eating disorders wings

    Campaign gives young people with eating disorders wings

    27 February 2017

    Patients, staff and supporters at the Royal Free Hospital in London will be joining forces on Twitter to show their support for Eating Disorders Week (27 February – 5 March). This week patients at the...

  • Professor collects award from Buckingham Palace

    Professor collects award from Buckingham Palace

    21 February 2017

    Professor George Hamilton, the divisional director of surgery and associated services at the Royal Free London, collected an award from Buckingham Palace on Friday for his services to the Royal Family. He was named...

  • Staff celebrate with gold medal winner Colin Jackson

    Staff celebrate with gold medal winner Colin Jackson

    17 February 2017

    Gold medal-winning hurdler Colin Jackson helped staff from the Royal Free London celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony last night. Around 280 members of staff attended the Oscars ceremony, which was...

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