Entries by Somerville Admin

Our research policy

The Somerville Foundation Research Policy Overview The Somerville Foundation (TSF) welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with researchers, when their research is likely to benefit patients, and the patient’s participation will be empowering, rewarding and pleasant. We have recently launched our Big Six Campaign so that in the future we will be able to […]


UK’s first congenital heart research centre opens

UK’s first congenital heart research centre opens We are delighted to inform you that a new Congenital Research Centre, the UK’s first dedicated centre will officially open on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 7.00pm. Join us on launch night and enjoy a private viewing of the Scarred FOR Life exhibition. University Campus Suffolk (UCS) and The […]

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Living with a pacemaker

In GUCH News (issue 72), patient and member Kulsoom Akbar shared her story with us. Kulsoom, now aged 25, had her first pacemaker fitted at just 17 months. Growing up with the device, Kulsoom has encountered many issues, but has also embraced the life that the pacemaker has allowed her to enjoy. Here, we explore […]


****This article was first published in GUCH News issue 73 Summer 2013.****   Mr James Barnard, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Dr Clive Lewis, Consultant Cardiologist and Transplant Physician Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Heart Transplantation for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Forty-six years ago, on December 3rd 1967, the world’s first human heart transplant was […]

The Open Heart Companion – Book review

The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open-Heart Surgery Recovery Buy The Open Heart Companion: Preparation And Guidance for Open-heart Surgery Recovery  Author: Maggie Lichtenberg Date of review: 09/11/2008 This book was about: The book is all about preparing for open-heart surgery with lots of hints and tips about how to try and enhance […]