March 18th 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE Due to the increasing pressures on the NHS caused by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the local NHS needs to ensure that the maximum possible inpatient and critical care capacity is available in our hospitals to respond to this pressing demand. This means that the local NHS has made the decision to... Read more

  • Predict Prostate wins University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement and Research Impact Award

    November 5th 2019

    Congratulations to Vincent Gnanapragasam for being awarded Established Researcher and Academic Champion in this year's Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards, for his role in developing Predict Prostate. Predict Prostate, which was developed by researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust , has been endorsed by the National Institute... Read more

  • The Cambridge developed Predict: Prostate model and Webtool is endorsed by NICE

    September 23rd 2019

    The Predict: Prostate prognostic tool has just been endorsed by NICE and recommended for decision making to support their new prostate cancer guidelines. This is the first model and webtool that NICE have endorsed in support of their guidelines. Predict Prostate developed in Cambridge by the Academic Urology Group, Department... Read more

  • Clinical trials launch for new Cambridge invented prostate biopsy device – CAMPROBE

    April 29th 2019

    Multi-centre clinical trials have started for the CAMPROBE prostate biopsy device – a safe simple and affordable method for local anaesthetic transperineal prostate biopsiesWork in the urology department of the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) first developed the CAMPROBE as a prototype to take safer prostate biopsies... Read more

  • Urology Research in Cambridge launches a new personalised prognostic calculator for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer

    April 15th 2019

    Research in the Cambridge Prostate Cancer group has developed and delivered the first UK prognostic calculator for men with newly diagnosed non-metastatic prostate cancer. Working with colleagues in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, the Winton Centre and Public Health England the web tool is now available at for national... Read more

  • Mr David Thurtle , Academic Fellow in Cambridge, wins the second prize at this year’s EAU 2019 annual meeting

    April 15th 2019

    Mr David Thurtle , Academic Fellow in Cambridge, wins the second prize for work by an EAU resident in this year's EAU 2019 meeting for the Predict: Prostate prognostic model. This follows on from his first prize at EAU 2017 for his work on novel implementation of software for detection... Read more

  • First batch of Masters in Urology graduate

    October 19th 2018

    We are delighted to announce, our first batch in Masters in Urology graduated today, 18th October 2018. Pictured here are Lisa Farquhar, Asif Ansar and Mohammed Abu Yousif. Many... Read more

  • Consultant Oliver Wiseman wins national training award

    May 25th 2018

    The national Senior Urological Registrars Group awarded Addenbrookes Consultant Oliver Wiseman the Silver Cystoscope award for his excellent work as a Urological trainer and Training Programme Director (looking after the trainees in the East of England... Read more

  • New consultant Ben Lamb joins the department

    April 4th 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Ben Lamb has joined the department. Ben is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon. Ben studied medicine in Cambridge and London and has completed his urological training in hospitals in the south east of England. Ben has recently returned from undertaking a Fellowship in urological... Read more

  • Academic Urology excels with 4 recent awards

    July 28th 2017

    Earlier this year, a number of awards were received by CUH Academic Urologists:The National Institute for Health Research invention for innovation (i4i) scheme was awarded a £795,000 grant to Cambridge urology. The CAMPROBE (Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Device), developed by Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam (University Lecturer and Consultant Urologist) and his team,... Read more

  • Urology Consultant wins top award

    July 6th 2017

    At the annual meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons in June 2017, Oliver Wiseman, consultant urologist at CUH, was awarded the Karl Storz Golden Telescope. The award recognises a significant and lasting contribution to urology from a consultant in the first ten years of... Read more

  • Consultant Mr Saeb-Parsy joins the department

    October 5th 2016

    We are pleased to welcome Urology Consultant Mr Kasra Saeb-Parsy to our department. Having trained in East Anglia, Mr Saeb-Parsy started as Consultant Urological Surgeon at Royal Free Hospital, London in Dec 2014. He joined the Cambridge Urology Department in July 2016 to replace retiring consultant Mr Andrew Doble. Mr... Read more

  • Miss Suzanne Biers awarded the Urology Top Trainer award 2015

    April 8th 2016

    Miss Suzanne Biers was recently presented with the Urology Top Trainer award by Mr Alaistair Lamb (Urology Spr) at a recent governance meeting. This award is presented annually and is voted for by the Addenbrookes... Read more

  • Addenbrookes Urology Department recongnised as an accredited unit for training by USANZ

    February 24th 2016

    The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand has recently formally accredited the Addenbrookes Urology Department as a training post in the Surgical Education and Training Program in... Read more

  • Grant Stewart joins the department as University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Urologist

    January 19th 2016

    Grant Stewart is an academic urological surgeon with clinical and research expertise in kidney cancer. Grant was a senior lecturer and consultant in Edinburgh for 2 years prior to moving to University of Cambridge in November 2015. Grant is the surgical lead for the National Cancer Institute Clinical Studies Group... Read more

  • New GP pathways launched

    August 24th 2015

    We have recently updated our pathways to make them shorter and easier to follow. The Male Lower Urinary Tract pathway can be found here and The Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Women pathway can be found... Read more

  • CUH Urology consultant wins prestigious award

    August 10th 2015

    Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) Urology consultant, Tony Riddick, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS). The award is given to Urologists who have made a significant and lasting contribution to Urology. Potential award winners must be UK Members of The... Read more

  • The Cambridge Urology Department welcomes expert prostate cancer Urologist

    April 22nd 2015

    Ola Bratt qualified as a Urological surgeon in Sweden in 2002 and has since then sub specialized in the management of prostate cancer. He became clinical lead of the Oncological Urology section at the Lund University Hospital in 2005 and has since then been performing robotic radical prostatectomies. After being visiting... Read more

  • New haematuria guidelines available

    December 22nd 2014

    Please note that following further consultation, a new version of the haematuria (blood in the urine) referral guidelines are available (click... Read more

  • 1st announcement of MRI prostate mapping course for 2015

    December 12th 2014

    Please see the course information for up-to-date information on the next MRI prostate mapping course in Cambridge next... Read more

  • Cambridge Urologist involved in new UK Prostatitis Guidelines

    October 2nd 2014

    Mr Andrew Doble, Consultant Urologist at Addenbrookes, has been involved with the Prostatitis Expert Reference Group (PERG) UK, a group initiated through Prostate Cancer UK. The group have developed a consensus guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of men with chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The reference... Read more

  • Live Surgery Ureteroscopy Workshop November 2014

    September 16th 2014

    A two day course involving practical skills training on models and a day observing various ureteroscopy cases in theatre will be held at Addenbrookes Hospital in November. Please click here for more... Read more

  • Cambridge Urology Department receives accolade

    Cambridge Urology Department receives accolade

    June 6th 2014

    At the recent American Urological Association meeting in May, the Cambridge Urology Department was highlighted as amongst the best departments in the world. More information can be viewed here. At the meeting, a video of the department was also broadcast and can be viewed... Read more

  • Professor David Neal receives investiture

    Professor David Neal receives investiture

    March 25th 2014

    Congratulations again to Professor David Neal who received his CBE in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace by HRH The Prince of Wales on the 21st March... Read more

  • Cambridge to host MRI prostate course July 2014

    March 25th 2014

    On 16th-17th July 2014, an International Workshop on Prostate MRI mapping and biospies will be held in Cambridge, organised by the Radiology and Urology Departments of Cambridge and Heidelberg. Please see the courses page for more... Read more

  • 2nd Urodynamics Study

    March 6th 2014

    Please see the courses section to find out more information on this free-to-attend study day, aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in functional urology and... Read more

  • Cambridge Urologist honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours List

    February 9th 2014

    We are delighted that Professor of Surgical Oncology David Neal has been awarded a CBE for his services to Surgery in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Professor Neal said: “I am honoured and delighted to receive this award. I’d like to highlight the dedication and hard work of my wonderful... Read more

  • Circle serve notice to Addenbrookes Urology Consultants

    November 12th 2013

    Recently, Circle/Hinchingbrooke has served notice to terminate Addenbrooke’s consultant urologists providing the urology services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital from 31 March 2014. It is therefore with regret that we cannot continue with our current consultant-delivered service for patients at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which provides them with access to sub-specialist urology care. Click here... Read more

  • Two new consultants join the department

    June 25th 2013

    We are very pleased to confirm that from the beginning of July, we will have two new consultants join the department. Tony Riddick, an established consultant from Edinburgh, will join the renal cancer team and Ben Thomas, who recently completed his fellowship training in Cambridge, will join the bladder cancer... Read more

  • Haematuria Referral Guidelines updated

    February 5th 2013

    Following consultation, the new 2 week wait referral form has been updated and can be accessed here. These guidelines incorporate the new surgical threshold policy document for the assessment of haematuria, this can be accessed... Read more

  • New courses added

    February 5th 2013

    Please refer to the courses section for an update on new urology courses available at Addenbrookes throughout... Read more

  • 2 new substantive consultants join the department

    October 23rd 2012

    We are very pleased to welcome two new consultants to the department. Sami Hayek, who trained in Bristol and USA, specialises in stone disease. Jim Armitage, who trained in East Anglia, will specialise in general urology and benign prostatic... Read more

  • Further dates for your diary for urology courses

    August 28th 2012

    Please see Courses section for updates on upcoming Ureteroscopy and Emergency Urology... Read more

  • New Substantive Consultant joins the department

    New Substantive Consultant joins the department

    March 19th 2012

    Suzanne Biers has joined our department as a Consultant Urologist with a specilaist interest in incontinence, bladder dysfunction and reconstruction. Having graduated from St. George's Hospital Medical School in London, her training has taken her to Churchill Hospital in Oxford and specialist registrar training in the Wessex region, which includes hospitals in Southampton, Portsmouth,... Read more

  • Ureteroscopy courses

    March 8th 2012

    Please see the courses section to learn about two new live surgery and hands on ureteroscopy courses at Addenbrookes Hospital later this... Read more

  • Live Surgery Ureteroscopy Course

    October 21st 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Rigid and Flexible Ureteroscopy on December 5th and 6th 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Nimish Shah, Mr Oliver Wiseman, Mr Will Finch and Mr Ben Hughes will run a two day course to cover all aspects of rigid and flexible ureteroscopy,... Read more

  • New consultant appointments

    October 4th 2011

    Alexandra Colquhoun has joined the department as a Substantive Consultant. Her subspecialist interest is Uro-oncology focusing on invasive and non-muscle bladder cancer. Steven Connolloy has also joined the Department as Honorary Consultant & Lecturer in Urology. He will be specialising in Renal... Read more

  • 4th Emergency Urology Course

    4th Emergency Urology Course

    September 23rd 2011

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Thursday 20th October 2011 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Previous courses have received very positive feedback from attendees. This interactive course, covering all aspects of caring for emergency urology patients in the acute setting, is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more

  • Live Surgery Flexible Ureteroscopy Course October 2011

    May 9th 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Flexible Ureteroscopy on Monday 3rd October 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Stuart Irving, Ms Kay Thomas, Mr Nimish Shah and Mr Oliver Wiseman will run a one day interactive course to cover all aspects of flexible ureteroscopy, including 4 live... Read more

  • 3rd Emergency Urology Course

    3rd Emergency Urology Course

    February 28th 2011

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Saturday 26th March 2011 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Previous courses have received very positive feedback from attendees. This interactive course, covering all aspects of caring for emergency urology patients in the acute setting, is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more

  • Launch of new Primary and Secondary Care collaborative pathways

    Launch of new Primary and Secondary Care collaborative pathways

    February 14th 2011

    We are working with all regional health organisations to provide a high quality community urology and continence service convenient for all patients. So far, we are able to support care in the community for patients with female incontinence, male lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate (PSA) monitoring. Further information for patients... Read more

  • Live Surgery Ureteroscopy Course May 2011

    February 11th 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Rigid and Flexible Ureteroscopy on May 23rd and May 24th 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Matt Bultitude, Mr Junaid Masood, Mr Nimish Shah and Mr Oliver Wiseman will a two day course to cover all aspects of rigid and flexible... Read more

  • BAUS Information Leaflets

    BAUS Information Leaflets

    December 1st 2010

    The British Association of Urological Surgeons is the national organisation for urologists. It exists to promote the highest standards of practice in urology, for the benefit of patients, by fostering education, research and clinical excellence. They have a full list of Information leaflets about urological procedures, disorders or investigations for... Read more

  • New Consultant Appointment

    New Consultant Appointment

    May 6th 2010

    Mr Christof Kastner has been appointed as Consultant Urologist with a specialist interest in service re-design.Christof has been working within the department as a locum and was recently successful at obtaining a substantive post.His other areas of interest include holmium laser surgery and prostate... Read more

  • Emergency Urology Course

    Emergency Urology Course

    May 5th 2010

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Saturday 18th September 2010 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. The first course in February received very positive feedback from attendees. This second course course is designed to cover all aspects of emergency urology and is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more

  • New Consultant

    New Consultant

    December 22nd 2009

    Mr Frank O'Brien has now taken up his post as Honorary Consultant & Lecturer in Urology. He will spend his first couple of months setting up various research projects and will not commence clinical duties until the New Year.Frank received his training in Ireland and then spent three years in... Read more

  • Locum Consultant

    Locum Consultant

    October 1st 2009

    Mr Kattedath Madhavan joined us at the beginning of October to fill a locum post pending the appointment of a new Consultant with an interest in management of invasive bladder... Read more

  • Changes in Consultant Staff

    Changes in Consultant Staff

    February 2nd 2009

    Mr Christof Kastner has been appointed to a locum Consultant post for the next 12 months following the departure of Mr John Kelly to the Chair of Urology at University College,... Read more

  • Additional Consultant appointments

    Additional Consultant appointments

    December 19th 2008

    Mr Nikesh Thiruchelvam has now been appointed to a new Consultant post with a special interest in continence, reconstruction & female urology. In March 2009, he took over from Mr Vishwambhar Nath who has now returned to... Read more

  • New Consultant staff

    New Consultant staff

    April 18th 2008

    On 1 April 2008, Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam joined the staff as a Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. Mr Rob Brierly, Consultant Urologist at Ipswich Hospital, has also joined us on a part-time basis to help with the management of bladder cancer... Read more

  • A new textbook of urology

    A new textbook of urology

    December 4th 2007

    A new textbook of urology, designed to integrate text and illustrations in a visually-appealing manner, is now available in bookshops.Urology: An Illustrated Colour Text has been written by Nigel Bullock, Andrew Doble & Bill Turner, with a contribution on paediatric urology from Peter Cuckow (a former surgical trainee in the... Read more

  • A new lithotripter

    A new lithotripter

    October 10th 2007

    The Department has now obtained a new Wolf Piezolith 3000 lithotripter to replace its ageing Storz Modulith SLX. The new Wolf machine produces better stone clearance rates and is less painful so the need for opiate analgesia during treatment is reduced. This means that we will be able to treat... Read more

  • New Consultant

    New Consultant

    September 3rd 2007

    On 3 September 2007, Oliver Wiseman joined us as a Consultant Urologist. Oliver trained in London & Sweden and has a sub-specialty interest in stone disease. He is a permanent replacement for Mehmood Akhtar, locum Consultant Urologist, who has now left to take up a Consultant post in Craigavon, Northern... Read more

  • New LUTS clinic

    New LUTS clinic

    May 1st 2007

    A Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Clinic has now been set up for men with prostatic symptoms who have not responded to treatment with alpha-blockers and/or Finasteride.We ask that patients with mild LUTS are commenced initially on oral therapy in primary care for a minimum period of 3 months. Only... Read more

  • Holmium laser surgery

    Holmium laser surgery

    April 19th 2007

    The 100 Watt Holmium:YAG laser allows laser treatment of prostatic enlargement by enucleating the prostate. It is also used to treat urothelial cancer, ureteric & renal stones and urethral strictures.Laser prostate surgery is short stay and may even be accomplished on a day-case basis. Its other main advantage is a... Read more

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