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Data leads the way

The Newcastle Freeman Hospital department of Paediatric and Adult Congenital cardiology serves a UK region of just under 3 million people (5% of the total UK population). All congenital abnormalities are recorded on the region’s NORCAS (Northern…
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Clinical Research for Congenital Cardiology

From a patient perspective, the concept of being involved in clinical research may be daunting, disconcerting, and unsettling but, equally, it can be rewarding to have the opportunity to increase the knowledge of how best to manage their condition.…
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Big Six Research

DONATE TO THE BIG SIX CAMPAIGN Thank you for joining our fight against congenital heart disease. The Somerville Foundation (TSF) has always worked hard to improve the lives of people who were born with a heart condition. We have a vision…
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Exercise Research

We are all aware that exercise is good for us and in the general population, exercise is recommended for everyone to help maintain a healthy weight, keep a normal blood pressure and maintain physical fitness.  We have seen the strength of the…

A long tradition of high quality care and research

Introduction The Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) has a long tradition of innovation and leadership in congenital heart disease. While children’s lives have been transformed by early intervention, many have ongoing needs into adulthood, including…

Joint collaboration - Research

Introduction There are many research studies being undertaken within the GUCH unit at The Heart Hospital that will be ongoing at The Barts Heart Centre after our merger. We’d like to highlight some of our projects that may be interesting…
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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…
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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…