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Integrating physical and mental healthcare in a paediatric setting

A holistic approach to care will be at the heart of Cambridge Children’s ethos. To do this, it’s important that staff are dual trained in mental and physical health conditions, so they have the skills and knowledge to support and look after every single child and young person who enters the hospital – a whole child approach. This is why the first ChARMS seminar of the academic year was bang on message!

15 Sep 2021, 1:43 p.m.
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Early-stage designs presented for East of England’s first dedicated children’s hospital

The Cambridge Children’s Hospital project has reached another milestone today with early designs presented to Cambridge City Council’s planning committee.

18 Aug 2021, 12:59 p.m.

“We need a new way to deal with healthcare challenges today, because it’s clear the old ways aren’t working”

In an article for the University of Cambridge’s Alumni magazine, Professor Tamsin Ford and Professor David Rowitch discuss how the new hospital and on-site research centre are set to transform the way we treat – and prevent – mental and physical illness.

6 Aug 2021, 11:01 a.m.
Jean-Christophe Novelli and wife Michelle

Multi-award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli lends support to plans for Cambridge Children’s Hospital

2 Aug 2021, 1:05 p.m.

New video prescriptions for children with chronic illnesses

Doctors at Addenbrooke's are prescribing videos of children talking about their chronic illnesses, to improve the wellbeing of other young patients with the same condition.

28 Jul 2021, 1:01 p.m.
Patient Jess with her music therapist Clare Rosscornes. Jess is sitting up in bed with a keyboard on her lap.

Spotlight on music therapy to support children and young people in hospital

Music can be a positive and powerful force for healing. That's why music therapist Clare Rosscornes loves her job working with children and young people with physical and mental health challenges.

22 Jul 2021, 2:53 p.m.
Cambridge Children's Press Pack meets the comms team

Cambridge Children’s Press Pack puts young creatives at the heart of our storytelling

Members of Cambridge Children's Press Pack meet the comms team for the first time.

20 Jul 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Alex White, project director, smiling broadly. He is wearing a blue a white stripy shirt, and has blue eyes and short grey hair

Moving towards true integration of mental and physical healthcare

An update from Alex White, Cambridge Children's Project Director

5 Jul 2021, 11:47 a.m.
Marley, age 7, with a model of his ideal hospital bedroom

Building our hospital with the people who know best

It’s no good building a children’s hospital without talking to the ones who will use it. This is why the lived experience of patients and carers is vital.

16 Jun 2021, 1:25 p.m.
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Breakthrough could stop young cancer survivors getting cancer

A new study has used in depth genetic sequencing to explore why some children develop secondary leukaemia after being treated for cancer.

4 Jun 2021, 2:38 p.m.
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Can we teach schools how to improve care for students who self harm? A 'campfire' discussion.

Self‐harm among young people is a major public health concern. But new research shows that even though schools are well placed to identify and intervene with students who self‐harm, some staff still lack training and confidence.

25 May 2021, 4:43 p.m.
Logo competition winner's ideas and notes

11-year-old beats 250 entrants to win design-a-logo competition!

It was the competition that sparked imaginations across the region - design a logo for Cambridge Children's Network to win an £800 gaming PC! Our judges had a tough time with so many brilliant designs to choose from. But we are now delighted to announce our winner.

14 May 2021, 3 p.m.
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Cambridge Conversations: Transforming children’s healthcare through genomics and mind-body research and treatment

The latest Cambridge Conversations webinar focuses on 'Transforming children’s healthcare through genomics and mind-body research and treatment'

12 May 2021, 2:09 p.m.
The new PaNDR ambulance with the team behind the initiative

Regional ambulance service for young launched

A new ambulance service which will travel thousands of miles a year transporting the region’s sickest babies and children from hospital to the nearest specialist intensive care unit was launched today (Wednesday 7 April).

7 Apr 2021, 2:10 p.m.
A doodle from Cambridge Children's Network

A welcome doodle from Cambridge Children's Network

18 Mar 2021, 11:13 a.m.
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Win a gaming PC worth over £800

Young designers needed to support Cambridge Children’s Hospital project

12 Mar 2021, 11:48 a.m.
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Research : How do people overcome childhood trauma and adversity?

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11 Mar 2021, 1:51 p.m.
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How video games can improve mental health

At Cambridge Children’s, clinicians and researchers will work together on innovative ways to improve the mental and physical health of the local community and beyond.

11 Mar 2021, 1:46 p.m.
Dr Louise Allen

New tech to test children's eyesight at home

Schoolchildren who have missed out on crucial eye tests during lockdown can now be screened at home using a new digital app.

11 Mar 2021, 1:32 p.m.
Laura Panagi

Mental and physical health research

Treating a child’s mental and physical health from day one will relieve burden on patients and families.

3 Mar 2021, 12:46 p.m.