Future meetings

Our next meeting will be held on 12 January 2022 at 2pm. We will be joined remotely by Trudie Lobban, the founder of the charity Arrhythmmia Alliance with whom our support group is affiliated. This will be followed by our annual AGM, further information will be circulated to members nearer the time.

We are also thinking about increasing meeting frequency to 6 per year in 2022 rather than 4. We need to get dates organised and rooms booked so if you have feedback about this idea, or suggestions for meetings, please contact us as soon as possible.

Next meeting 19th October 2pm

We are planning to return to Arbury Community Centre to resume meetings in person. The large meeting room has been booked to allow for some social distancing.

Floyd Brown, a technical specialist from Boston Scientific will be joining us for an educational session on ICD technology. If have any specific questions you’d like Floyd to address please let us know via email and we can forward them in advance.

14 July 2021

A very pleasant social afternoon with tea and cake was had at Cherry Hinton Hall Park today. It was lovely to see some of our members in person at long last!

We have provisionally booked the large room at Arbury Community Centre for our next meeting on 19th October at 2pm, where we hope to be able to meet in person again with a formal speaker. Further details will be announced nearer the time.

Next meeting 14th July 2pm

We will be holding an outdoor meeting at Cherry Hinton Hall Gardens so that we can all meet safely and take the opportunity to chat.  We really hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

Please bring a seat or something to sit on.   Refreshments will be provided.  We will assemble behind the car park and hope to have a blue “banner” with our logo CAMBRIDGE HEARTBEATS.

After a long period on Zoom we’re really looking forward to meeting members in person. The main focus of this meeting is social but our resident cardiac physiologist Kate Sanders will be attending and happy to chat and answer any technical ICD questions you may have.


Would you be willing to offer friendly support based on your own experience to people who are about to have or newly had an ICD implant?

We are looking for two more volunteers so we can run our first training session which provides an introduction to listening skills and ground rules for buddying. This will be run by experienced committee member Hillary Linsey. Please see the buddy page or contact Hillary via email at cambridgeheartbeats@gmail.com for more information.

Arrhythmia Alliance affiliation

We are pleased to share that Cambridge Heartbeats is now affiliated with Arrhythmia Alliance.

Arrhythmia Alliance is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

For more information see https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/support-groups

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