Royal Free Private Patients Unit

Mission and vision

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Our mission is to improve the health of communities we serve through world-class medical research, education and patient care.

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We aspire to become one of the top 5 global academic health science centres and be the leader in providing the highest quality patient care through technological advancement and research.

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Our Values

As part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, we share the trust’s values of being positively welcoming, actively respectful, clearly communicating and visibly reassuring.

It underpins how we treat our patients, communities and staff with care, trust, dedication, imagination and innovation.

Supporting the NHS

All profits generated by the hospital are invested back into the NHS, in doing so, we are supporting medical research and treatments for patients within the NHS, delivering the highest quality of healthcare.


Our hospitals

We’ve been serving communities and international patients in our locations in North London – the Royal Free London Private Patients Unit in Hampstead and Hadley Wood Hospital in Barnet.

Our Impact - Investing in the

The Royal Free London Private Patients Unit is wholly owned by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and part of the NHS.

We provide care to non-NHS national and international patients.

All profits which our hospitals earn are reinvested into the trust to the benefit of all our patients, NHS and private. This is by supplying vital hospital equipment, funding nursing posts, supporting leading edge medical research, patient care and education. We are proud to bring the very best skills and standards of the NHS to benefit our private patients and, in doing so, support the continued development of the NHS and the Royal Free London through our success.

Our top priority is to ensure that each patient receives the highest quality care.

We are supporting medical research and treatments for patients within the NHS, delivering the highest quality of healthcare.

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Top nurses

We are able to support dozens of nursing posts on the NHS that would otherwise be lost.


The latest technology & state-of-the-art medical equipment

The latest technology and state-of-the-art medical equipment help patients receive exceptional care

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Over 40 years of support to pioneering medical research

We support pioneering research and treatments to continually lead in improving patient care and experience

As part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, our patients receive world-class care from a pioneering organisation who continue to play a leading role in the care of our patients

World class expertise and local care since 1828

Established in 1828, The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has been pioneering research and treatments and continues to lead improvements in healthcare in 21st century, from targeted cancer therapies to new surgical procedures. For many years the Royal Free London has had some of the lowest mortality rates in the UK and currently mortality is 2nd lowest.


1.6M patients each year

The Trust is one of the largest in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million patients each year in three main hospitals: Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital in addition to a network of clinics provided at the other trusts hospitals and community sites.

Partnering with teaching hospital - UCL

We are a campus of University College Medical School and conduct important medical research, much of it of international status. As a founding member of the academic health science network UCL Partners, we also train doctors, nurses, midwives and many other clinical and non-clinical professionals.

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