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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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  • Every picture tells a story

    Every picture tells a story

    21 August 2020

    Staff from the Royal Free London (RFL) have been immortalised in a series of portraits by artists keen to show their appreciation for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vicky Pang, head of infection...

  • Closure of multi-storey car park entrance at Chase Farm Hospital - 25 and 26 August

    Closure of multi-storey car park entrance at Chase Farm Hospital - 25 and 26 August

    19 August 2020

    The main entrance to the multi-storey car park at CFH will be closed on 25 and 26 August and an alternative side entrance will be open for cars to enter and exit. Traffic management will be in place. The closure is to...

  • United as a family against COVID-19

    United as a family against COVID-19

    19 August 2020

    When it comes to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) the Bautistas certainly keep it in the family. Three remembers of the family, from Burnt Oak in north west London, either work or have worked at the...

  • RFH volunteers swap suits and salons for hospital scrubs

    RFH volunteers swap suits and salons for hospital scrubs

    18 August 2020

    Three hospital volunteers have shared their experiences of operating the Royal Free Hospital scrubs distribution station after COVID-19 lockdown left them with spare time on their hands. Harry Taylor, Richard Sugar and...

  • Thank you pins are a badge of honour for RFL Heroes

    Thank you pins are a badge of honour for RFL Heroes

    17 August 2020

    Staff across the Royal Free London have been receiving RFL Hero pins as a token of appreciation for everything they have done in tackling the enormous challenge of COVID-19. RFL employees were surprised by thank you...

  • Introducing Barnet Hospital’s new Rainbow ward

    Introducing Barnet Hospital’s new Rainbow ward

    17 August 2020

    Work is currently underway building Rainbow ward - a new modular unit at Barnet Hospital. Rainbow ward will open this autumn, providing 35 new beds to support the care of patients...

  • Patients are invited to join My RFL Care patient portal

    Patients are invited to join My RFL Care patient portal

    12 August 2020

    From today if you are scheduled a new appointment with the Royal Free London, we will send you a text message inviting you to join our patient portal, My RFL Care. My RFL Care will enable you to see all of your upcoming...

  • The adult out-patient blood taking service at Edgware Community Hospital

    10 August 2020

    The Royal Free London’s adult out-patient blood taking service at Edgware Community Hospital has reopened for routine blood tests. An appointment must be booked for all tests, booking details...

  • Planned closure of Cecil Road flyover: 10-17 August

    29 July 2020

    Works are due to take place on the bridge structure along the B556 Cecil Road, which crosses over the A1(M), near Potters Bar and South Mimms. A full closure of the Cecil Road Flyover will be required, between 10pm...

  • ‘57 years of marriage and we even fought COVID-19 side by side’

    ‘57 years of marriage and we even fought COVID-19 side by side’

    28 July 2020

    A couple who have been married for 57 years have both recovered from COVID-19, thanks to the ‘outstanding’ intensive care staff at Barnet Hospital, who moved their beds together so they could fight the virus...

  • Top marks for winning teachers and administrators

    Top marks for winning teachers and administrators

    20 July 2020

    Pictured left to right: Dr Indran Balakrishnan, Dr Victoria Shivji, Dr Samuel Burridge and Ms Thameenah Hamid. We are very proud to celebrate five Royal Free London colleagues who have been recognised in the UCL Top...

  • Star-studded art competition draws a smile from RFL youngsters

    Star-studded art competition draws a smile from RFL youngsters

    17 July 2020

    Young people being treated at the RFL are being asked to get creative by drawing or painting something that made them smile during the time of COVID-19. The Draw2020 competition will be judged by a star-studded...

  • Royal Free London clinicians gain professorships

    Royal Free London clinicians gain professorships

    16 July 2020

    The Royal Free London (RFL) is delighted to announce the promotion of seven of its clinicians to professors at University College London (UCL). Dr Axel Bex has been announced as professor of urology, Dr Marianna Fontana...

  • “No task too small or too big” for trainee doctors in response to COVID-19

    “No task too small or too big” for trainee doctors in response to COVID-19

    10 July 2020

    Trainee doctors across the trust are being celebrated for their remarkable transformation in response to COVID-19. More than 400 trainee doctors were redeployed at very short notice, with a new shift pattern developed to...

  • Celebrating our NHS heroes

    8 July 2020

    Staff turned out in force for an emotional clap at 5pm on Sunday to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. To mark the occasion, staff across the whole of the Royal Free London have been treated to free...

  • Royal Free London announces new chief nurse

    Royal Free London announces new chief nurse

    7 July 2020

    The Royal Free London is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Hamilton as its new group chief nurse. Julie replaces Deborah Sanders who was appointed chief executive of Barnet Hospital in March 2020. Julie...

  • Team Royal Free London captured on camera for NHS’s 72nd birthday

    3 July 2020

    The Royal Free London has teamed up with a photographer to the stars to celebrate the heroism of its staff in a series of images released to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Award-winning photographer Frederic Aranda...

  • 72 years of our NHS

    72 years of our NHS

    2 July 2020

    On Sunday 5 July, it will be 72 years since the NHS was founded. During the last few months, the NHS has been through the greatest test of its lifetime. And we will continue to deal with the many challenges brought...

  • ‘On the road’ COVID-19 testing scheme launched to help restart routine surgeries and procedures

    ‘On the road’ COVID-19 testing scheme launched to help restart routine surgeries and procedures

    30 June 2020

    Vulnerable and isolated patients waiting to go into hospital will be tested for COVID-19 at home by St John Ambulance volunteers, in a scheme that’s the first of its kind in this country. The charity’s new...

  • Work restarting for state-of-the-art imaging upgrade

    Work restarting for state-of-the-art imaging upgrade

    29 June 2020

    The Royal Free Hospital’s imaging department is undergoing an exciting and important upgrade: we’re bringing in three MRI scanners, three interventional radiology labs, two cardiac catheter labs and two...

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