Terms of use

Royal Free London

The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust unless otherwise indicated. Permission to reproduce the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.

Introduction and general terms

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is committed to protecting your and your family’s personal information when you are using our services. We want our website to be a safe and enjoyable environment for our audience.

The Royal Free London is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act. Find out more about the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act.


If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content to the Royal Free London or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour, the Royal Free London may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where the Royal Free London reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), the Royal Free London may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.


The Royal Free London’s website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies and are also likely to use cookies. The third party will govern the use of personal information you submit when browsing their website, which may also be collected by cookies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and use of such websites is at your own risk.

Links to third party websites are provided for information and convenience only. We do not accept responsibility for the sites linked to or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust encourages users to establish hypertext links to the site. Permission from us is not required to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into the user’s entire window. Please link using the words “Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust” or “Royal Free London”. You may link to any page on our site: www.royalfree.nhs.uk. You must not use our logo or brand icon to link to our site without prior permission. If you would like to request permission please email rf.communications@nhs.net detailing your request.


Every effort is taken to ensure that the information on this website is both accurate and complete. However medical knowledge is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with current NHS practice. Please email rf.communications@nhs.net if you feel we are providing inaccurate information.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from loss of use of this information. Similarly the trust has no liability or obligation regarding errors in web translation services, whether mistranslation, omissions, typos or grammatical mistakes, provided by third parties.


We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website.