Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to support our Armed Forces community.  We shall do so by: 

  • Identifying how the Trust can provide supporting services for Armed Forces (AF) personnel, volunteers, their families and veterans in a way that best helps them
  • Ascertaining ways the Trust can support staff who may be serving personnel or volunteers
  • Encouraging and facilitating ways in which staff can serve in the Reserve Forces
  • Facilitating and promoting the employment of ex-service personnel in NHS roles.

Furthermore, we will: 

  • Identify how the Trust can actively support the recruitment of members the AF community in the Trust.
  • Identify how the Trust can facilitate the recruitment of Trust staff members to the Reserve forces.
  • Identify and record the AF community within the Trust.
  • Identify how the Trust can actively support members of the AF community within and without the Trust.
  • Organise participation in AF-related events within the Trust and also those organised by the MOD within the London and South-east area.
  • Ensure that the Trust creates and maintains fit-for-purpose policies and procedures in support of the Trust’s commitment to the AF Covenant.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.