Across our hospitals, we have teams of people who are there to support you; whether that’s coming to terms with a newly diagnosed condition, helping you cope with being a carer, providing a listening ear, motivating you to make healthy lifestyle changes or ensuring you can effectively communicate with our services whatever your accessibility needs. 

In this section, you’ll find the types of advice and support we offer and information on how you can get in touch.

We are veteran aware

The Royal Free London is one of three trusts (alongside King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London Ambulance Service NHS Trust) in the capital to have been given special accreditation for the care it provides to those who have served in the armed forces.

The award means the trust has signed up to the ethos of the Armed Forces Covenant, which is a guarantee by the nation that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces and their families are treated fairly. 

Among the measures the trust has undertaken to achieve its Veteran Aware status is:

  • Establishing links to appropriate nearby veteran services including mental health care
  • Appointed two veterans' champions within the trust.

It's not just serving members of the armed forces. Partners, children, relatives (living in the same household, those with financial responsibility, assumed regular, and substantial caring responsibility), and bereaved family members are also considered part of the armed forces community.

Our two champions of Armed Forces Day
Our two champions of Armed Forces Day.