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Supporting the long road to recovery

The Covid-19 crisis is continuing to place staff at our three hospitals – Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free - under unprecedented pressure. They are dealing with significant challenges, including the loss of patients to this devastating illness, deep concern for colleagues who have become unwell and very high stress levels. Their response has been inspirational, demonstrating a profound commitment to the NHS and to our community, caring for our loved ones with kindness and compassion.

Please join us and support your local NHS heroes.

Making today feel better

The Royal Free Charity is reimagining healthcare. As a partnership charity encompassing the Royal Free Charity, Chase Farm Charity, Barnet Hospital Charity, St Peter’s Trust and Fiorina, we work to make every patient’s experience be the best it can.

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What we do


Patient support

Every patient is unique, with their own mix of concerns and considerations. We aim to provide services and support to reduce anxiety and bring a smile.

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Major projects

The Royal Free Charity works with partners to create research centres that provide innovative solutions to health conditions that affect a significant number of the population.

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How we make a difference

Equally vital for patient care are the dozens of smaller things that improve wellbeing: from toiletry kits to a pair of slippers for an elderly patient, or a Wii game that a child can use to improve physical coordination or as a distraction.

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Research and grants

Throughout history the Royal Free Hospital has been known for some truly outstanding innovations which have changed not just the lives of individual patients, but medical practice in general. We carry this spirit forward with over £2.5m of funding into medical research every year.

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How you can make a difference


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    Royal Free Charity excited to announce new CEO
    The Royal Free Charity is delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Spiers as its new chief executive.  He will take up the role in September.
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    Our fabulous fundraisers
    Our imaginative and energetic fundraisers are really putting their backs into raising money for our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal to support our hospital staff.
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    Writing’s on the wall for Barnet Hospital staff
    Following on from the successful transformation of a drab, featureless corridor in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Royal Free Hospital, the Royal Free Charity has been asked to recreate a similar wall at Barnet Hospital.

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  • 5:00 PM, Aug 14th
    Prudential RideLondon is tomorrow. We are so excited and grateful to everyone that is taking part raise funds for UK charities including the #RoyalFreeCharity Keep us posted on how your rides are going! Good luck. Find out how to take part bit.ly/31bCc1H #MyPRL pic.twitter.com/zmWEbGHxLh
  • 12:05 PM, Aug 14th
    RT @HarryTaylr: Since April I've been volunteering a few times a week at @RoyalFreeNHS giving out scrubs and we finished up this morning.…
  • 5:30 PM, Aug 13th
    Just 2 days until the world's greatest cycling festival is going virtual! Ride, skate, scoot to raise funds for UK charities including the #RoyalFreeCharity Tag us in to your posts and good luck! Date: Aug 15-16 Find out how to take part bit.ly/31bCc1H #MyPRL pic.twitter.com/seIsac6YzU

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