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  • /News/Pages/EpilepsydrugmayprotecteyesightforpeoplewithMS.aspxEpilepsy drug may protect eyesight for people with MS

    17 Apr 2015

    A UCLH-led clinical trial has found that a drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy could also protect the eyesight and slow the accumulation of disability in people with multiple sclerosis.

  • /News/Pages/HIVcurepossible.aspx'Kick and kill' cure may be possible for HIV

    16 Apr 2015

    The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCLH, UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • /News/Pages/ISEHfunrun.aspxJoin us on the annual sport institute run

    09 Apr 2015

    The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) 5K and 10K run returns for a third year within the iconic surroundings of London’s Regents Park.

  • /News/Pages/Bedsdealbenefitspatients.aspxBeds deal benefits patients

    08 Apr 2015

    An innovative deal with medical suppliers Medstrom to supply more than 1,000 new beds is helping UCLH to drive down the risk of patients developing pressure ulcers.

  • /News/Pages/Groundbreakingpathologypartnershiplaunched.aspxGround-breaking pathology partnership launched

    01 Apr 2015

    UCLH, Royal Free London and The Doctors Laboratory have today launched Health Services Laboratories (HSL), a ground-breaking pathology joint venture which will improve care for patients and deliver better value for the health economy.

  • /News/Pages/ISEH.aspxStarring role for ISEH in BBC blood documentary

    26 Mar 2015

    UCLH's Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) set the scene for a revealing BBC documentary looking at the extraordinary abilities of blood to adapt and keep us alive.

  • /News/Pages/TBresearchhighlights.aspxResearch highlights undiagnosed burden of TB

    24 Mar 2015

    International researchers led by UCLH infectious diseases consultant Professor Ali Zumla have highlighted a huge undiagnosed burden of tuberculosis (TB) and called for more proactive screening.

  • /News/Pages/TheTripletsAreComing.aspxThe Triplets Are Coming

    20 Mar 2015

    The multiple births clinic at UCLH run by Dr Ruwan Wimalasundera and Dr George Attilakos was featured in the first episode of The Triplets Are Coming which aired on Thursday on ITV.

  • /News/Pages/FGMworkhighlightedinComicRelieffilm.aspxFGM work highlighted in Comic Relief film

    13 Mar 2015

    A BBC3 Comic Relief special programme has featured leading work by UCLH in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • /News/Pages/UCLHstaffcelebratedforexcellence.aspxUCLH staff celebrated for excellence

    12 Mar 2015

    Staff from across UCLH were honoured for their outstanding work on Wednesday night at the Celebrating Excellence Awards.

  • /News/Pages/Greenlightforprotonbeamtherapycentre.aspxGreen light for proton beam therapy centre

    11 Mar 2015

    The Department of Health has announced the preferred contractors for the building and supply of equipment for the proton beam therapy (PBT) service which will treat hundreds of patients each year at University College Hospital from 2018.

  • /News/Pages/WebchatAskanexpertaboutpituitarydisorders.aspxWeb chat: Ask an expert about pituitary disorders

    10 Mar 2015

    For our March web chat, we have Dr Stephanie Baldeweg, a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology disorders at University College Hospital taking your questions about pituitary disorders.

  • /News/Pages/NoSmokingDay–haveyouthoughtaboutgivingup.aspxNo Smoking Day – have you thought about giving up?

    10 Mar 2015

    If you are keen to kick the habit and would welcome some advice and support – come and chat to our team at an event to mark National No Smoking Day (Wednesday 11 March 2015).

  • /News/Pages/Combinationcell-genetherapyforlungcancertobetestedatUCLH.aspxCombination cell-gene therapy to be tested at UCLH

    09 Mar 2015

    A pioneering new combined cell-gene therapy to treat lung cancer will be tested on UCLH patients this year, after receiving £2m of Biomedical Catalyst funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC).

  • /News/Pages/NHNNfeaturedinBBCRadio4documentaryandObserverarticle.aspxNHNN featured in BBC Radio 4 documentary and Observer article

    09 Mar 2015

    The Observer literary editor Robert McCrum, a longstanding patient of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, has made a documentary about his rehabilitation at the NHNN.

  • /News/Pages/RNTNEHworkhighlightedinhearingfilm.aspxRNTNEH work highlighted in hearing film

    05 Mar 2015

    The work of surgeons and audiologists at UCLH’s Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) has been highlighted in a BBC One Show film following a patient whose hearing was restored with a cochlear implant.

  • /News/Pages/NewnationalservicetoacceleratedementiaresearchlaunchedatUCLH.aspxNew national service to aid dementia research launched at UCLH

    24 Feb 2015

    A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people take part in dementia research studies was launched today at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • /News/Pages/WebchatAskanexpertaboutstomachcancer.aspxWeb chat: Ask an expert about stomach cancer

    24 Feb 2015

    Could your persistent heartburn be cancer?

  • /News/Pages/Cometoourrecruitmentday.aspxCome to our recruitment open day

    18 Feb 2015

    Nurses, nursing assistants, midwives and allied health professionals considering a career move to UCLH are warmly invited to our recruitment open day on Tuesday, February 24.

  • /News/Pages/Leonardslegacyliveson.aspxLeonard’s legacy lives on

    17 Feb 2015

    A simple request from a patient for pens and paper has mushroomed into an elaborate series of well-used, boredom-busting folders, available on wards to keep patients occupied during their hospital stay.

  • /News/Pages/Royalvisittoadolescentarthritiscentre.aspxRoyal visit to adolescent arthritis centre

    12 Feb 2015

    Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, today visited teenagers with arthritis at University College Hospital in London in her capacity as Patron of Arthritis Research UK.

  • /News/Pages/BusservicedisruptionThursday5February.aspxBus service disruption Thursday 5 February

    05 Feb 2015

    Transport for London (TfL) is advising bus passengers that some of its drivers are planning to take industrial action which will take effect from around 04.00hrs on Thursday for 24 hours.

  • /News/Pages/NewtechniquetestedatUCLHhalvesdiagnosistimeforlungcancerpatients.aspxNew technique tested at UCLH halves diagnosis time for lung cancer patients

    04 Feb 2015

    UCLH clinicians have identified a new technique which has halved the time between the first hospital visit and treatment for lung cancer patients.

  • /News/Pages/UCLHastepclosertobringingworld’smostadvancedcancertreatmenttoUK.aspxUCLH a step closer to UK's most advanced cancer treatment

    26 Jan 2015

    UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) is taking its first steps towards bringing high energy proton beam therapy (PBT), one of the world’s most advanced forms of radiotherapy, to the UK – by demolishing the building on the site where the new service will be located.

  • /News/Pages/UCLHandUCLtopioneernewcancertherapies.aspxUCLH and UCL to pioneer new cancer therapies

    22 Jan 2015

    A research programme led by UCLH and UCL to pioneer the next generation of cancer therapies has secured £30m of investment to help develop a new technology called t-cell therapy.

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