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Royal Free London

About the Royal Free London

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest trusts, 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 other trusts’ hospitals and community sites.

We have been pioneering research and treatments since 1828 and continue to lead improvements in healthcare in the 21st century, from targeted cancer therapies to new surgical procedures. As well as offering an exceptionally wide range of services to patients, we are a campus of University College Medical School and conduct important medical research, much of it of international status. 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.

For many years the Royal Free London has had some of the lowest mortality rates in the UK and currently mortality is 2nd lowest. The RFL is one of the first NHS trusts to require staff to be “bare below the elbows” which has ensured their continuing excellent record in infection control.

About the Royal Free London

Mission

To improve the health of communities we serve through world-class medical research, education and patient care.

Vision

To be one of the top five global academic health science centres by 2020, internationally recognised for the outstanding quality of our patient care, education and research.

Our Values

Respect Respect

Respect our patients and colleagues

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Provide the highest quality of care

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Encourage innovation in all that we do

Teamwork Teamwork

Work together for the achievement of outstanding results

Pride Pride

Take pride in our sucess

Our Values

Respect Respect

Respect our patients and colleagues

Royal Free about page hands Royal Free about page hands

Provide the highest quality of care

Royal Free about page icon Royal Free about page icon

Encourage innovation in all that we do

Teamwork Teamwork

Work together for the achievement of outstanding results

Pride Pride

Take pride in our sucess

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Our Objectives

  • To be in the top 10% of hospitals in England for clinical quality, meeting national requirements and local expectations.

  • To be in the top 10% of hospitals in England for customer satisfaction, learning and improving through constructive engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • To be in the top 10% of hospitals in England for staff satisfaction with staff being fully supported, trained and developed to achieve high levels of performance and deliver high quality patient care and supporting services.

  • To be in the top 10% of hospitals in England for financial performance, taking a leading role in the reconfiguration of services in London and working with local NHS partners to find innovative ways of working and meeting financial challenges.

  • To provide high quality, convenient services to the local community and to patients from across the country by harnessing the expertise of our clinicians and researchers through UCL Partners and providing the highest quality of training to the next generation of NHS clinicians.