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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 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...

  • Have your say on the latest plans for health and social care in North Central London

    14 February 2017

    The latest version of the North Central London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has now been published. The draft STP narrative, which sets out plans for the future of health and social care across the five...

  • First robot-assisted kidney transplants at the Royal Free Hospital

    First robot-assisted kidney transplants at the Royal Free Hospital

    10 February 2017

    The Royal Free has become one of the first hospitals in the country to carry out a kidney transplant with the help of a surgical robot.  Two patients received kidney transplants at the end of last year with the...

  • Meet the hospital volunteer pressing paws on pain

    Meet the hospital volunteer pressing paws on pain

    10 February 2017

    Patients in A&E at the Royal Free Hospital have been enjoying visits from a very special volunteer. Rolo, a three-year-old Cavapoo – a cavalier spaniel and poodle cross – is on a mission, along with his...

  • Dr Cherry Kilbride awarded a Fellowship

    9 February 2017

    Congratulations to Dr Cherry Kilbride, who has been awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.  Dr Kilbride is based at the Royal Free Hospital where she is in charge of growing the...

  • New hope to tackle antibiotic resistance

    3 February 2017

    A new potential weapon in the fight against possible deadly bacteria such as MRSA, which are increasingly developing resistance to widely used antibiotics, has been developed at the Royal Free Hospital. New research,...

  • Roadworks to commence at Chase Farm Hospital

    1 February 2017

    Work to connect the new Chase Farm Hospital to gas and electricity supplies is due to start on 6 February 2017, with an estimated completion date of 31 May.    To enable this work to take place external...

  • Photography competition launched

    19 January 2017

    The trust is launching a photography competition to find the best images of Hampstead and the surrounding area, which will be used to brighten up the walls of the newly redeveloped emergency department (ED) at the Royal...

  • Chase Farm Hospital celebrates topping out milestone

    Chase Farm Hospital celebrates topping out milestone

    13 January 2017

    The redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital reached a special milestone today when the new building reached its maximum height. A special ‘topping out’ ceremony took place at the hospital to celebrate the...

  • OT report launched at Westminster

    12 January 2017

    Support from occupational therapists (OTs) can ease the pressure on emergency departments, a report which includes data from Barnet Hospital has revealed.  The report, published by the College of Occupational...

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