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Industrial action

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that their members will be taking part in national industrial action, in the form of a strike, on Thursday 15 December and Tuesday 20 December, 08:00-20:00.

25 Nov 2022, 4:05 p.m.
Dr Mayen Briggs

Call for wider genetic testing for children with brain tumours

A team of doctors at Addenbrooke’s have highlighted how a simple genetic screening test improved the diagnosis and treatment of a little 17-month old girl with a brain tumour – caused by a rare condition.

24 Nov 2022, 9:36 a.m.
John Hepworth

New hope for kidney cancer treatment

Cambridge researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat lung cancer could potentially help patients with a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma.

23 Nov 2022, 4 p.m.
Professor Ravi Gupta

Two top awards for Professor Ravi Gupta

Addenbrooke's doctor and University of Cambridge professor Ravindra Gupta has won the prestigious Translational Microbiology Prize as well as being named as one of the world's most influential researchers of 2022.

22 Nov 2022, noon
Microscope

Cancer patients to help trial ‘life saving’ home testing kit

Addenbrooke’s hospital is helping to trial a new home-testing device to check if cancer patients are at risk from a serious side effect of chemotherapy.

22 Nov 2022, 8 a.m.
Waiting times phone icon.

Waiting times update

We are currently undertaking a review of all patients on our waiting list for tests or procedures.

17 Nov 2022, 2 p.m.
Pen writing "pledge your support" to Cambridge Children's Hospital

Pledge your support for the East of England’s first dedicated children’s hospital

Sign our form to back Cambridge Children’s Hospital and its unique vision to bring mental and physical healthcare together, with research.

16 Nov 2022, 3:57 p.m.
Image shows an aerial view of how the Babraham Park and Road site will look when the solar panels have been installed over the parking bays

Green Takeover Week: helping tackle climate change

CUH is hosting a ‘Green Takeover’ this week to push forward its commitment to tackle climate change.

14 Nov 2022, 10 a.m.
Hologram patient

Best inventions of 2022: Hologram patients

Medical training developed at Addenbrooke's using hologram patients has been included in Time Magazine's 200 Best Inventions of 2022.

10 Nov 2022, 3 p.m.
Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day 2022

Meet the Genetic Counsellors

For Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day (Thursday 10 November) we caught up with two Genetic Counsellors at a couple of our partner NHS Trusts to discuss their role, the impact on patients and families and some of the reasons they find their roles so rewarding.

10 Nov 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Hypertension

High blood pressure is directly linked to severe Covid

A study led by Addenbrooke’s and the University of Cambridge has shown that people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital and die from Covid, regardless of other factors such as age, sex, ethnicity or BMI.

9 Nov 2022, 3 p.m.
RESTORE trial lab grown red blood cell

Lab grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial

An Addenbrooke's team is involved in a pioneering clinical trial, growing red blood cells in a lab and tranfusing them into another person.

7 Nov 2022, 9 a.m.
Blue ribbon - prostate awareness

Making prostate cancer diagnosis simple, safe and affordable

A new medical device developed at Addenbrooke's hopes to transform the process of diagnosing prostate cancer, making it safer for patients.

3 Nov 2022, noon
Patient David Constable fishing

Awake surgery gives instant results for painful nerve condition

New techniques in awake surgery are being offered to Addenbrooke’s patients to treat a debilitating nerve condition affecting the arms, with almost instant results.

31 Oct 2022, 9 a.m.
CUH anaesthetist Louisa Swain administers anaesthetic gas to a patient

Drive to reduce the environmental impact of medical gases

A team from CUH is leading efforts to reduce the environmental impact of gases used to give pain relief and anaesthesia to hospital patients.

26 Oct 2022, 9 a.m.
Chimney lit for Diwali

Chimney illuminated to mark festival of light

Addenbrooke’s Hospital has illuminated it’s 220ft chimney to celebrate Diwali.

21 Oct 2022, 10:13 a.m.
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Trial could ‘transform’ Parkinson’s treatment

Addenbrooke’s will play a key role in clinical trials of a new treatment that involves transplanting healthy nerve cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

20 Oct 2022, 12:50 p.m.
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Cambridge joins UK team to fight monkeypox

An Addenbrooke's infectious diseases expert is part of a UK wide team helping in the fight against monkeypox, by developing better testing and treatments.

20 Oct 2022, 1 a.m.
Forklift rescue

Pride of Britain: Emergency team nomination

Congratulations to Andy Bates and Nathan Howes from East Anglian Air Ambulance and Addenbrooke's for their nomination in ITV's Pride of Britain Awards - for helping to save the life of Jonathan Willis, impaled by a forklift truck.

18 Oct 2022, noon
AHP Day awards

In loving memory: Anna's Award

An Addenbrooke’s physiotherapist has won a special award, in memory of 22 year old Anna Garratt-Quinton, a colleague who died a year ago in a traffic accident, just outside the hospital.

18 Oct 2022, 8:49 a.m.