23rd March 2022

It’s looking promising to return to Arbury Community Centre for our meeting on 23 March, which will be held at 2pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all in person.

The topic of the meeting will be battery monitoring and device replacement. There will also be time to meet and talk with other members and refreshments will be provided.


Next meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd March at 2pm so please add the date to your diaries.

Further information will follow regarding the speaker and/or discussion topic.

We’re hoping this meeting will be held back at Arbury Community Centre but will confirm this nearer the time.

Arrhythmia Alliance events

Following our recent meeting and excellent talk from Arrhythmia Alliance’s Patient Services Co-ordinator Tracy Goodman, please see Arrhythmia Alliance UK (heartrhythmalliance.org) for the upcoming ‘virtual’ Living with a Pacemaker patient educational event taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022. 

Arrhythmia Alliance will also be launching in the future ‘Living with an ICM’ and ‘Living with a CRT \ICD\S-ICD’  any many more too.  Tracy has promised to stay in touch as and when these dates have been confirmed.

Next meeting 12 January

Given the current levels of Covid-19 in the community, we have made the difficult decision to hold our meeting on 12 January over Zoom only. The link will be emailed to members soon, if you are not yet a member but interested in joining the meeting please email us.

We will be joined by Trudie Lobban from Arrhythmia Alliance, our affiliated charity, who will tell us more about their charity and what they do to support patients with heart rhythm problems.

The meeting will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. The agenda for this will also be emailed to members shortly. Please consider attending and having your say about how you would like your support group to run in the future. New volunteers are also always welcome, so please contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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.