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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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  • Remembering Grenfell

    Remembering Grenfell

    14 December 2017

    Staff from the Royal Free London paid their respects today at the Grenfell Tower Memorial Service held at St Paul’s Cathedral.  They joined survivors, bereaved families and first responders at the national...

  • Changes to TfL services over the Christmas period

    11 December 2017

    TfL has announced changes to services between Saturday 23 December and Monday 1 January, which may affect your journey to our hospitals. There’ll be changes to the frequency and timetable of services during...

  • Royal Free London welcomes two new non-executive directors

    8 December 2017

    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) has appointed two non-executive directors to sit on its group board. Wanda Goldwag and James Tugendhat have a wealth of experience to bring to the trust as it continues...

  • The children teaching us all a lesson on staying healthy

    The children teaching us all a lesson on staying healthy

    8 December 2017

    Children from Wilbury Primary School, Enfield, donned hard hats and ‘hi-vis’ jackets for the unveiling of some very special artwork – which they designed. The artwork has taken pride of place on a...

  • Spice to meet you!

    Spice to meet you!

    7 December 2017

    Pop star Emma Bunton brought some spice to the lives of staff, children and their families on the wards at Barnet Hospital earlier this week. Emma, aka Baby Spice, donned a festive mistletoe jumper as she was among the...

  • Royal Free London consultant is flying success

    Royal Free London consultant is flying success

    6 December 2017

    A consultant from the Royal Free London has received the highest distinction in the aerospace industry for his work to improve the mental health of pilots. Consultant psychologist Professor Robert Bor this week received...

  • Health watchdog finds trust performing strongly

    Health watchdog finds trust performing strongly

    4 December 2017

    Communication with children and young people has been highlighted as one of the things that the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is excelling at, according to a new report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has...

  • Trolley good show Irene

    Trolley good show Irene

    29 November 2017

    In 1988 Irene Fox’s husband, Fred, passed away at the Royal Free Hospital, after he developed bronchial cancer. He was only 61. But instead of avoiding the hospital where her husband died, Irene chose to return...

  • A marriage made in hospital

    A marriage made in hospital

    27 November 2017

    A couple who have been together for 42 years have finally tied the knot - on a hospital ward at the Royal Free Hospital. Nurses on the ward helped David Kavanagh with his wedding plans – measuring him up for his...

  • November issue of the Pears Building newsletter

    November issue of the Pears Building newsletter

    27 November 2017

    The November issue of the Pears Building newsletter brings you up to date with the building’s construction project and the fantastic research work of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) which...

  • Congratulations to our long service staff

    24 November 2017

    Staff who have dedicated most of their working lives to the NHS were celebrated at the annual Royal Free London long service awards. All members of staff reaching 25 or 40 years’ service over the last year were...

  • Achievement award for healthy trust

    Achievement award for healthy trust

    20 November 2017

    Efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of staff at the Royal Free London were recognised at a City Hall awards ceremony last Monday.  The London Healthy Workplace Charter supports investment in staff health...

  • Our local schools need you

    Our local schools need you

    16 November 2017

    Passionate people are wanted to spark enthusiasm for a career in the NHS among school students. Education manager, Leanne Chaney, is leading the apprenticeship programme at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, and has...

  • RFL group chief medical officer takes national role

    9 November 2017

    After more than a decade dedicated to improving care for patients at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL), Professor Stephen Powis is leaving to become medical director of NHS England. RFL group chief...

  • Think about your own health before you visit friends and family in hospital

    Think about your own health before you visit friends and family in hospital

    1 November 2017

    Hospital staff are reminding visitors to think carefully about their own health before visiting friends and family in hospital. When the weather turns colder, there is an increase in the number of people who suffer with...

  • Jobs for the girls and boys

    Jobs for the girls and boys

    31 October 2017

    Children being treated at Barnet Hospital for cancer or leukemia were treated to a rather unusual day out ‘in the city’. Thanks to generous donations to the Helping Hands fund, part of the Barnet Hospital...

  • Healthcare assistant’s dedication sees him shortlisted for a national award

    Healthcare assistant’s dedication sees him shortlisted for a national award

    25 October 2017

    An ‘outstanding’ senior healthcare assistant has been shortlisted for a national award for his work in the Royal Free London’s busy chemotherapy units. Omprakash Beniwal has been shortlisted for an...

  • Tulip’s in the garden: MP praises green-fingered volunteers

    Tulip’s in the garden: MP praises green-fingered volunteers

    23 October 2017

    Volunteer gardeners at the Royal Free Hospital have been praised for their ‘amazing job’ in transforming the landscape around the building by Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq.   Tulip last week...

  • Question time at the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment public meeting

    Question time at the Chase Farm Hospital redevelopment public meeting

    13 October 2017

    The new Chase Farm Hospital will be one of the most ‘sought after’ places to work in the NHS, its chief executive told a packed public meeting earlier this week. Nearly 40 people attended the meeting where...

  • Same day testing for prostate cancer patients

    12 October 2017

    Patients with suspected prostate cancer are receiving their results much faster thanks to a ‘one stop’ clinic which delivers all the tests they need on the same day. The clinic offers blood tests,...

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