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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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  • ‘A service to be proud of’ - Chase Farm Hospital’s endoscopy unit receives accreditation

    ‘A service to be proud of’ - Chase Farm Hospital’s endoscopy unit receives accreditation

    24 May 2017

    Chase Farm Hospital’s endoscopy unit has been recognised for the excellent service it delivers to patients and assessed as a ‘service to be proud of’. The accreditation comes courtesy of the Joint...

  • Live tweeting from the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

    23 May 2017

    Tomorrow we will be live-tweeting from the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT).  Look out for the hashtag #IITresearch to learn more about the incredible research taking place at the IIT, which is...

  • Royal Free staff cook up a storm

    19 May 2017

    Staff from the Royal Free London took part in a cooking class aimed at encouraging healthy eating this week. Staff were given familiar ingredients and were showed how to make new recipes to demonstrate the simplicity...

  • New research on the role played by ‘memory’ cells in the immune system

    16 May 2017

    Researchers at the Royal Free Hospital have discovered that new memory T cells, which are a vital part of the immune system, are being produced by the body all the time. The research, carried out by scientists at the...

  • Statement re DeepMind data processing agreement during testing phase of Streams app

    15 May 2017

    A spokesperson for the Royal Free London: "The Streams app was built in close collaboration with clinicians to help prevent unnecessary deaths by alerting them to patients in need in a matter of seconds. It is now in...

  • Pioneering surgery gives old friends a special link

    10 May 2017

    Simon Ling and Steven Dowson forged a lifelong friendship as students at Chelsea College of Arts. But the pair, who have known each other for almost 30 years, now share even more than a passion for art. At the end of...

  • Nursing and midwifery week

    9 May 2017

    We are celebrating nursing and midwifery week 2017 this week – an annual event incorporating international nurses day on 12 May and international day of the midwife, which took place on 5 May.  A series of...

  • Royal Free School recognised for helping students stay healthy

    4 May 2017

    The Royal Free School has been recognised for its work in providing mental health and wellbeing support to its students.  The school, which provides lessons to in-patients on the children’s ward at the Royal...

  • 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...

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