Chase_Farm_March_2024-152.jpgWe’re setting out our clinical vision for how we deliver world-leading healthcare for all our patients, meet growing demands on our services and create a healthier future for our local communities.

Our five-year clinical strategy is an ambitious plan that will transform how we deliver world class care and the way people access our services.

Our plans are underpinned by five key principles:

  • our focus on world class care, groundbreaking research, and best in class teaching
  • understanding our populations’ health
  • reducing health inequalities
  • working in partnership
  • continuous improvement of our services and patient care

Peter Landstrom, our group chief executive, said: "Our Royal Free London (RFL) clinical strategy has been put together thanks to the brilliant hard work of so many colleagues across our organisation. 

"I’m incredibly excited that we are launching it today. I think it really talks to who we are at the RFL, capturing both the collective and unique identities of our sites and services, but also unapologetically setting real ambition for the future. 

"This sets our vision for bringing world class expertise and local care together – allowing us to improve the lives of so many people across the communities we serve. 

"The publication and launch of our clinical strategy is a pivotal moment – and a huge thank you to everybody who has played their part in its development."

Our ambitions 

We’re introducing new clinical priorities for our hospitals which reflect the needs of the patients we care for. These are:

Barnet Hospital

Supporting the needs of an ageing population and transforming same day and integrated care.

Chase Farm Hospital and group clinical services

Developing different types of surgery and focusing on early diagnosis and prevention through our group clinical services.

Royal Free Hospital

Establishing a national centre of academic and clinical excellence for rare diseases, and working with our partners to reduce chronic diseases and improve patient outcomes.

We’ve also identified three group-wide clinical priorities:

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular
  • organ failure and transplantation

The RFL plays a leading role in these areas within north central London and beyond, and they have a significant impact on the health of our local populations.

We’ve gathered insight from our clinicians and staff and engaged with NHS organisations, borough partners and other stakeholders – all working together to put our patients first.

Find out more by visiting our clinical strategy section.