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BBC celebrates NHS's 75th Birthday

In case you missed it, BBC2 Newsnight and Radio 5 Live broadcast live from Addenbrooke's Hospital last night to mark the NHS's 75th Birthday, highlighting cutting-edge innovations and ground-breaking research that will continue to benefit patients at Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

The evening brought together staff, patients, scientists and politicians to talk about the challenges the NHS faces and looking ahead to the future of the health service.

You can catch up with the BBC2 Newsnight programme in full here: (opens in a new tab)

NHS 75th Birthday BBC Broadcast
The BBC Newsnight Special was broadcast from the Deakin Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, where Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital will be built

The hour-long TV programme featured a number of innovations developed at CUH which can benefit the whole of the NHS.

This included:

Dr Raj Jena and pioneering AI work with Microsoft to cut waiting times for cancer patients needing radiotherapy treatment.

Professor Jean Abraham and the Personalised Breast Cancer Programme.

Lead Nurse Gemma Czech and the CUH Virtual Ward.

Children singing for NHS 75th Birthday with Dr Xand van Tulleken, BBC Presenter
The programme was presented by Kirsty Wark and TV doctor Xand van Tulleken and featured children singing for Cambridge Children's Hospital

Further innovation was featured by BBC Radio 5 Live including:

Dr Alistair Mackett and the CUE1 device for patients with Parkinson's at 4.30pm

Professor Grant Stewart and robotic surgery at CUH at 6.30pm

You can listen back to the interviews here: (opens in a new tab)

CUH robotic surgeon Grant Stewart
CUH robotic surgeon, Grant Stewart

The TV programme also featured a number of staff from Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), one of our partners, who were in the audience, including the Trust's CEO Roland Sinker.

Gemma Czech
Gemma Czech, lead nurse CUH Virtual Ward

There will be more celebrations for staff and patients next week to mark the NHS's 75th birthday, including a week-long CUH Arts Festival, where you can find out more about the Creative Engagement work for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.