Charity Recreation Club reinvents itself again

The Royal Free Charity’s Recreation Club has once again re-purposed itself because of challenges posed by the pandemic, opening last Friday (January 15) as a community vaccination hub. The hub, currently run by local GPs, will vaccinate up to 1,000 people a day, depending on […]

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Kitty sings for the charity

A cover version of a Duran Duran 1993 hit has been released by a local singer in  aid of the Royal Free Charity. The video of Ordinary World, which has been endorsed by Simon Le Bon, lead singer of the band, was released on 11 […]

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Donation delivers for hospital staff 

The food delivery company Deliveroo has given the RFC an amazing £100,000 to help us support the wellbeing of our hospitals’ staff. The money was donated by Deliveroo customers following a campaign by the company called Supporting the NHS. In all, the company has facilitated […]

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Donors smooth the path for hospital staff

The generosity of our donors is helping to provide services for the staff of our hospitals in unprecedented ways. Two particular donations, from Barclays and NHS Charities Together, totalling more than £450k, have given us the confidence to forge ahead with our plans to ensure […]

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Young talent is praised by star

The winners of a young people’s art competition at the Royal Free London’s hospitals have been judged by a panel including the actor Benedict Cumberbatch and opera and theatre director Sophie Hunter. Both attended a virtual prize-giving sponsored by the charity. The Draw2020 art competition […]

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Grateful patient gives back

One of the first patients to be admitted to Barnet Hospital’s ICU with Covid-19, on 20 March, was so grateful to make a good recovery that he and his wife made a donation of more than £3k to the unit. That donation has been turned […]

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Marsden Lecture – save the date

The man leading Google’s hunt for digital solutions to some of the world’s most challenging health problems will give this year’s Marsden Lecture. Dr David Feinberg, leader of Google Health, will speak on: “The role of health technology and innovations in delivering better care” on […]

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A home from home

A junior doctor at Barnet Hospital has described how new accommodation we have created has made her feel supported while working on the frontline in A&E. Raoudha Ben Othman, a clinical research fellow working in A&E, said: “I come from Tunisia and have no family […]

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Jon Spiers takes the helm

Jon Spiers today joined the Royal Free Charity as its new chief executive promising that the charity will play a key part in improving the lives of patients and enhancing the staff experience at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Jon was previously chief […]

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