About Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) is one of the largest Trusts in the UK and combines globally recognised clinical expertise with local and friendly hospital care to represent the best in NHS treatment. The Trust encompasses three main hospitals, namely the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital, as well as two community hospitals and several satellite units in the Northwest London area.

The Royal Free London is a leading trust for the training of doctors, nurses, midwives, and professions allied to medicine with 11,000 staff from 120 countries, providing first class, acute and specialist services to 1.6 million patients, and we cover 3 million catchment population. We deliver >9000 babies and treats 1 million patients every year.

The Royal Free London leads UK healthcare in a number of areas, including immunology, liver transplant, kidney transplant, cardiology, urology, radiotherapy cancer treatment, plastic surgery, hemophilia and ENT surgery. We are also the centre of excellence for amyloidosis, neuroendocrine tumors and pulmonary hypertension. We actively engage and at the forefront in research and the site for the Pears Research Institute. We are one of 10 UK specialist centres for the rapid diagnosis of cancer.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible working and generous benefits to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.


  • We were one of the first hospitals in the UK to provide free healthcare
  • We became the first hospital in London to accept women as medical students
  • We performed the first UK transplant between an adult live donor and an adult with acute
  • liver failure
  • We were the first to introduce new imaging technology for breast cancer
  • We were the first neuroendocrine tumour unit in the UK to be awarded the status of
  • European centre of excellence
  • We were the first in the UK and one of the two in the UK to have a high-level isolation unit for
  • Infectious diseases


With hundreds of distinctive cultures, characters and skills working under the same roof, the Royal Free is a world-class hospital that feels anything but sterile.

As a staff member, you’ll work, learn, and collaborate with people from every corner of the globe and enjoy a vibrant, colourful working environment. You’ll also be actively supported – personally and professionally. And reap the rewards of being part of an organisation that is committed to help you succeed.

A full menu of training is available to our nursing and midwifery staff including clinical and non-clinical formal programmes of study and study days.

  • Access to internally run clinical skills and personal development courses
  • Access to an internal leadership toolkit and development programme
  • Access to a Band 6 talent management programme for aspiring ward/unit managers
  • Support with applications for nationally run leadership programmes
  • Access to a nationally recognised preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses
  • Access to post-registration CPD courses, modules, and programmes from our partner
  • Universities for career and role model development
  • Support from locally based clinical practice educators/facilitators


RFH have a suite of in-house accredited programmes including the 12 month or an accelerated 6 month preceptorship programmes leading to an established education/career pathway.

Facilitating and supporting a workforce of talented, dedicated nurses is at the top of our priority list.


Welcome to the Royal Free

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London is a big vibrant city with different areas described in different ways. There are 33 boroughs in London, and each has their own infrastructure, local council and individual feel and identity. The Royal Free Hospital is in the borough of Camden, Barnet Hospital is in the borough of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital is in the borough of Enfield.

Each borough comprises different postcodes. Each postcode begins with one or two letters, followed by a one- or two-digit number. The postcode identifies a particular area within a borough, followed by another number-letter and letter combination that identifies a particular area in a street. For example, the postcode for the Royal Free Hospital is NW3 2QG, whilst Barnet Hospital is EN5 3DJ and Chase Farm Hospital is EN2 8JL. When trying to find a location in London, it is always useful to put the postcode you are going to, into the Google Map App on your phone.

London is very diverse, full of culture and personalities, and endless places to explore and visit. There is a vast number of restaurants, markets, shops, theatres, cinemas, bars and museums. Hence, there is always something to do, but far too much to tell you on this short introduction. Here are some of the many websites, that will give you a good overview of what to do and know about in London.

Further Information

London on a budget: https://brokeinlondon.com/ 


Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Locations:

Hampstead is a district of north central London. The key sights are a wealth of under-stated historical attractions, and the magnificent open spaces of Hampstead Heath. Combine a Regency home, museums with some of the most interesting historical pubs in the whole city, and a vibrant restaurant and cafe scene, and Hampstead really does have much to offer the visitor.

Barnet is one of London’s largest boroughs. It covers almost 87 km and is home to 300,000 residents, of which more than two thirds own their own home. Barnet itself has a bustling High Street of high end shops along with a number of book shops.


Royal Free and Barnet Hospitals have vacancies for band 5 nurses who value team working, are enthusiastic and have the desire and drive to ensure patients will receive the right care at the right time and are compassionate and caring. In return, we can offer the right development and support by the multi-disciplinary team, clinical practice educators and a strong education ethos. Specialities include Acute Medical & Surgical Services, ICU & Theatres


Salary & Benefits

  • Salary for Band 5 £34,089 – £41,498 per annum inclusive of HCAS (Hampstead site)
  • Pre-OSCE Salary of £30,279 per annum inclusive of HCAS ( Hampstead site )
  • Salary for Band 5 £32,720 – £39,769 per annum including HCAS ( Barnet site )
  • Pre-OSCE Salary of £29,460 per annum including HCAS ( Barnet site )
  • Assistance with sourcing on-site accommodation (Non-EU nurses get 3 months free)
  • Flight Ticket up to £1000 refunded (if travelling to the UK from outside Europe)
  • IELTS/OET fee up to £200 refunded by the trust (Applicable for non-EU nurses only)
  • NMC application fee & CBT fee refunded by the trust (Applicable for non-EU nurses only)
  • Standard VISA fee refunded by the trust (Applicable for non-EU nurses only)
  • OSCE test of £794 paid up-front by Trust* (Applicable for non-EU nurses only)
  • OSCE training provided by the hospital (Applicable for non-EU nurses only)
  • NHS pension and a range of great staff benefits
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Assistance with NMC Registration
  • Full-time permanent positions
  • Excellent opportunities for professional growth and promotion

*Terms & conditions apply

If you are interested in a Staff Nurse position at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, please send your CV, OETs/IELTS certificate and NMC status to info@kcrjobs.com


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