Neuroscience treatment at the Royal Free London

The neuroscience department at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust deals with conditions affecting the brain, eyes, speech, swallowing and limbs. For example, a neurologist may treat dementia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and patients who have had a stroke. A neurologist could also treat Parkinson's Disease, Tourette's syndrome, and Alzheimer's disease, among other medical conditions. 

Our nervous system treatment and neurological tests include:

  • neurology
  • neuropsychology, looking at brain function and brain problems
  • neurophysiology, providing treatment for nervous system disorders and muscle diseases

Patients will be treated within the department or referred to one of our speciality services. 

Clinics are run at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, as well as the Edgware Community Hospital and Potters Bar Community Hospital. 

Patient services


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Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient enquiries: 0845 111 4000

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    EN2 8JL   

    Patient enquiries: 0845 111 4000

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Royal Free Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
    Edgware Community Hospital
    Burnt Oak Broadway
    HA8 0AD

    Telephone: 020 3758 2465
    Fax: 020 3758 2464

    Neurosciences clinical lead (rehabilitation): 020 7794 0500 x22167
    Clinical specialist physiotherapist: 020 7794 0500 x22160
    Matron: 020 7794 0500 x22148 – acting clinical and team lead – community neurological conditions management team administrator

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Neuropsychology department: 020 7830 2292 ext 23089

    Neurophysiology department: 020 7830 2072  ext 33255 or 33256


Referral details

Referrals to neurology are encouraged through the choose and book system. Appointments can also be made following a written referral from a GP. External referrals are made either by clinic letter or on paper request forms, which should be faxed to 020 7830 2866.

Referrals to clinical neuropsychology

Please send all referrals to:

Dr Karen Oaksford
Consultant clinical neuropsychologist/neuropsychology lead
Department of clinical neuropsychology
The Grove
Royal Free Hospital
Pond St
London, NW3 2QG

Tel: 020 7830 2292 (direct line) or 020 7794 0500 x23089
Fax: 020 7431 8385

Referrals to neuro rehabilitation

Referrals will be considered for patients who

  • are 18 years or over
  • have provided consent for referral
  • have a neurological condition eg multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, peripheral neuropathy
  • require an in-patient rehabilitation or condition management programme
  • have agreed CCG funding
  • stroke rehabilitation for complex patients requiring level 2 rehab to meet their needs (agreed locally on a patient specific basis).  

We are unable to consider referrals from patients who need
tracheostomy, respiratory support or nasogastric feeding
highly specialist services of a regional neuro rehabilitation service or spinal injuries  centre
social respite
standard Stroke rehabilitation Level 3 (Refer to Edgware Community Hospital or your local stroke service)

The Team