University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is a public sector organisation and accountable to the public both directly and through the media. We are keen to promote the work of our hospitals in the media, and we aim to respond positively and openly to all reasonable media requests.

It is extremely important that journalists use the communications team in the first instance as we are in the best position to find the information you need quickly or provide an authoritative source for your story. Feel free to talk to us about possible feature and programme ideas.

UCLH head of midwifery being interviewed by BBC News

We deal with a wide range of media requests including:

  • providing clinical experts for comment on health-related issues
  • providing case studies subject to patient consent
  • condition checks
  • overseeing filming relevant to the work of the trust
  • providing media support during a major incident

UCLH reserves the right to decline media requests where these conflict with operational requirements, our duty to respect patient and staff confidentiality or the long-term interests of UCLH.

 Contact details

Communications unit
2nd floor central
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG

General enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 7542
Email: media.enquiries

Out of hours
The normal working hours for the Communications Unit are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. The only media enquiries that will be answered outside of these working hours are urgent enquiries and those relating to major incidents. To access the out-of-hours service call switchboard on 0845 155 5000.