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Trust ranked in top 50 for research

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Trust has been ranked again in the top 50 acute trusts for research by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), this time for both the number of research studies and the number of participants taking part. Last year, the Trust took part in 127 studies, putting us in 44th place […]

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Five daredevils aim to raise money for the Lister’s urology department

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Five skydivers will be jumping from a plane to raise money for the Lister’s urology department. The skydivers are members of the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Heroes (RALPH) support group.

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Five daredevils aim to raise money for the Lister’s urology department

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Five skydivers will be jumping from a plane to raise money for the Lister’s urology department. The skydivers are members of the Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Heroes (RALPH) support group. RALPH members taking part in the skydive, pictured left to right: Jason Keener, James Hemmings, Ian Cannonier and Antonio Ciaravella. Not pictured: Peter Joyce. The […]

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Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition.  Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes […]

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Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition. Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes […]

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Diabetes team helped Hitchin fire officer Daniel Fair stay on top of his diabetes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Daniel Fair, a 31 year-old firefighter from Hitchin, looks a picture of health, but in November 2009 he was diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes. As Daniel says: “I was due to go on a three-week trip to Australia and was beginning to feel unwell. Then when I was out there I started to feel […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Living with type-1 diabetes as a young adult can be challenging, with some finding it difficult to stay in touch with the clinical teams looking after them. A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors and nurses. This successful initiative, which has received national attention and is being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire CCG, seeks to ensure that these young […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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