Infectious diseases

Overview

The infectious diseases service at the Royal Free Hospital looks after adult patients (16 years or older) with all types of infection or suspected infection.

The team consists of five consultants with supporting specialist registrars and senior house officers, and an in-patient unit with dedicated nurses trained in the care of patients with infectious diseases.

The unit has considerable experience in caring for patients with:

  • infections acquired in the UK 
  • illnesses acquired overseas and in the tropics 
  • viral illnesses 
  • bacterial illnesses 
  • tuberculosis 
  • viral hepatitis 
  • fevers of unknown origin 

In addition, the unit works closely with other departments across the Royal Free London to provide a comprehensive infection service to all patients with infections related to other medical conditions. We also have a high level isolation unit (HLIU) used for the treatment of infectious diseases.

Contact

Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • The Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    London
    NW3 2QG

    Patient enquiries: 020 7941 1828

Referrals

Referral details

Referrals are accepted from GPs by letter, fax or the choose and book system. We also accept referrals from other hospitals or medical professionals by letter, fax or phone. Medical professionals may contact one of the doctors on the team by phone via the main hospital telephone number for advice or if a patient needs seeing urgently.

The Team

  • Consultant

  • Dr Sanjay R Bhagani

    Dr Sanjay R Bhagani

    Consultant physician/honorary senior lecturer in infectious diseases/HIV medicine


    Fax: 020 7830 2730

  • Dr Ian Cropley

    Consultant in infectious diseases and HIV


    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7830 2648 x36285

    PA/secretary email address: ozlem.mersin@nhs.net

    Fax: 020 7472 6558

  • Dr Susan Hopkins

    Consultant in infectious diseases and microbiologyHealthcare epidemiologistHonorary senior lecturer


    Phone number: 020 7794 0500

    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7830 2648 x36285

    PA/secretary email address: ozlem.mersin@nhs.net

  • Dr Lucy Lamb

    Dr Lucy Lamb

    Defence Consultant Infectious Diseases and General Medicine

    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer UCL


    Phone number: 0207 830 2648

    PA/secretary phone number: 0207 830 2648

    PA/secretary email address: ozlem.mersin@nhs.net

  • Dr Tabitha Mahungu

    Consultant virologist and HIV physician


    PA/secretary phone number: 020 3758 2000 ext 33248

    PA/secretary email address: sandhya.patel@nhs.net

  • Dr Stephen Mepham

    Dr Stephen Mepham

    Consultant in infectious diseases


    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7794 0500 ext 36285

    PA/secretary email address: ozlem.mersin@nhs.net

  • Dr Alison Rodger

    Dr Alison Rodger

    Reader and honorary consultant in infectious diseases and HIV; director of public health


    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7830 2648 x36285

    PA/secretary email address: ozlem.mersin@nhs.net

  • Dr Simon Warren

    Consultant in infection


    PA/secretary phone number: 020 7794 0500

  • Other key team members

  • Professor Robert Bor

    Lead clinical psychologist, immunity and infection


    Phone number: 020 7830 2442

    Email address: r.bor@nhs.net