Postgraduate teaching

Led by the directors of postgraduate medical education, a medical education team and a large faculty of committed education and clinical supervisors, we work with our partners, Health Education North Central and East London to provide postgraduate teaching at the Royal Free. We ensure that our doctors are educated, trained and motivated to world class standards so that they play their part in the care of our local community and more generally in a modern health service. 

We also aim to improve the safety of the hospital environment and quality of patient experiences by our commitment to simulated learning, including team based events with doctors and nurses of different healthcare backgrounds while emphasising the role human factors play in enhancing care.

Our organisation has strong links with UCL Partners and supports large numbers of doctors conducting clinical and bench research. In 2014 the Royal Free NHS foundation trust merged with Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals making the new organization one of the largest post-graduate training institutions in the country with more than 600 postgraduate trainees.

We also host many international trainee doctors who aspire to bring some of the knowledge and skills they gain here back to their own countries.