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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Psychological treatment essential for children with gut disease, new study shows
New research carried out at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) highlights the urgent need for more NHS clinical psychology appointments to treat growing numbers of bowel conditions in children.
Project design team announced
Turner & Townsend to lead project design team for Cambridge Children's
PaNDR ambulance retrieval service
A new service to transport very sick babies and children within the east of England will launch on 7 April.
Children design new leaflet to help others visiting hospital
Children attending Addenbrooke’s Hospital will now have a better idea of what to expect when they visit – thanks to a new leaflet that has been co-designed by young patients and volunteers.
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Root of a childhood kidney cancer discovered
An Addenbrooke’s doctor who researches the origins of cancer in children has led a breakthrough in the way we understand the childhood kidney cancer Wilms’ tumour.
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust has successfully raised funds for two new Emergency Children’s Ambulances for the east of England
Generous donations from hospital supporters have helped Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) raise £216,000 for an emergency children’s ambulance service, which will save young lives in the East of England.
ACTIVE children’s board finalist in national awards
ACTIVE – a group of children and young people who help inform decisions at Addenbrooke’s Hospital – is celebrating after becoming a finalist in a national awards’ ceremony.
Inflatable scanner helps children prepare for MRIs
New inflatable version of a MRI scanner helps children prepare for the real thing.
Professor Tamsin Ford joins Cambridge Children’s team
Professor Tamsin Ford CBE was appointed in October 2019 as Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.