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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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  • Disruptions to London transport network from Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 August

    21 August 2017

    From Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September there will be closures and changes to Southeastern railway services which may also affect some Transport for London services. Patients and visitors are advised to visit...

  • Healthcare innovator spurs on staff to give patients back their time

    18 August 2017

    If you had 1,000 days left to live, how many would you choose to spend in hospital? That was the question posed by healthcare innovator Professor Brian Dolan during a day of inspirational talks and interactive sessions...

  • Summer means health and wellbeing at the Royal Free Hospital

    18 August 2017

    Staff, Royal Free Charity volunteers and Rec Club members have been taking part in a summer of fitness challenges. More than 35 people recently completed a gruelling 78-mile cycle from the steps of the Rec Club to the...

  • Our annual members’ meeting 2017

    17 August 2017

    The achievements of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL), made possible by the commitment and dedication of its staff, were celebrated at the 2017 annual members’ meeting. More than 100 RFL members...

  • Stem cell transplant research offers hope to acid attack victims

    7 August 2017

    Acid attack victims who lose their sight could benefit from research being carried out at the Royal Free Hospital. Researchers at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, based at the Royal Free Hospital, are...

  • Huge boost for clinical research at the Royal Free London

    3 August 2017

    The number of patients being given access to new and better treatments through clinical research at the Royal Free London has more than doubled in the past 12 months according to new figures published yesterday (August...

  • Patients are being encouraged to get up, get dressed and get moving

    1 August 2017

    Staff on 10 North ward at the Royal Free Hospital are launching the national #endPJparalysis initiative on their ward today by swapping their uniforms for pyjamas. A team of therapists, nurses and healthcare assistants...

  • Research and development open day – 1 August

    31 July 2017

    Join our scientists, clinicians and patients to celebrate achievements and developments in clinical research at our research and development open day on 1 August from 9.30am-3.30pm at the Royal Free Hospital. Throughout...

  • Changes to car parking at the Royal Free Hospital

    Changes to car parking at the Royal Free Hospital

    21 July 2017

    With work due to commence on the Pears Building, a new medical research centre being built at the Royal Free Hospital, changes are being planned to patient and staff parking at the site.  The building works mean...

  • Tenth anniversary for trailblazing kidney donor

    Tenth anniversary for trailblazing kidney donor

    20 July 2017

    Kay Mason is determined not to be labelled as extraordinary but the 73-year-old grandmother from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, acknowledges she is marking a rather unusual anniversary this year. This summer Kay is...

  • Delivering the best start for women and babies

    12 July 2017

    The leader of an independent review into NHS maternity services has praised the care delivered to women and their babies at the Royal Free London. Baroness Julia Cumberlege, led a team of experts which considered how...

  • New chemo lounge brings home comforts for teenage patients

    New chemo lounge brings home comforts for teenage patients

    5 July 2017

    Staff and patients celebrated the opening of a new teenage chemo therapy lounge at Barnet Hospital. The lounge which has been funded by the Joely Bear Appeal and organised by Barnet Hospital Charity, is fitted with...

  • Statement following Information Commissioner’s Office investigation

    3 July 2017

    We passionately believe in the power of technology to improve care for patients and that has always been the driving force for our Streams app. We are pleased that the information commissioner supports this approach and...

  • Annual members meeting

    Annual members meeting

    29 June 2017

    Members are invited to attend the next Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust annual members’ meeting which takes place from 5pm on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the atrium on the ground floor of the Royal...

  • Students experience clinical research

    Students experience clinical research

    28 June 2017

    Students from schools across London attended the exciting annual open day for the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT). Almost 150 students saw pioneering researchers and medical professionals talk about...

  • Opportunity flows for plumbing apprentices at new hospital build

    Opportunity flows for plumbing apprentices at new hospital build

    26 June 2017

    Local apprentices are being given the opportunity to climb the workplace ladder on the building site of the new Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield. Edmund Sully, 38, and Davey Xhika, 19, both live in Enfield and both...

  • Celebrating Reserves Day

    21 June 2017

    Today, the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust is joining many other employers across the UK to celebrate Reserves Day. On this day we show support to reservists who give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve...

  • Grenfell Tower fire update

    14 June 2017

    The Royal Free Hospital has been supporting the major incident response following the fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road during the early hours of this morning. We have treated 12 patients, mostly for the effects of...

  • Major incident update: 1.30pm

    14 June 2017

    The Royal Free Hospital has been supporting the major incident response following the fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road during the early hours of this morning. We have treated 12 patients, mostly for the effects of...

  • Royal Free Hospital supporting major incident response

    14 June 2017

    The Royal Free Hospital is receiving patients following the fire at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road during the early hours of this morning. Our A&E department is extremely busy and we would urge people to attend only...

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