What Happens When I Come To Cambridge?
Usually, when we invite you to come to Cambridge for further studies, it is because we have identified a possible genetic cause for you or your child’s severe weight problem.
When you are with us, we are able to explain what we have found in more detail and answer any questions you may have. We can also tell your more about our work and how you can help us.
We ask you to help us with some further tests in order to learn as much as possible about the gene and how it may affect such things as how your body handles the food you eat and the various hormones released into your blood. It is in this way, by seeing as many people as possible with a particular gene problem, we can build up a picture of how it works in the body.
We hope that our work with families may in time lead to effective treatments.
Where will I stay?
You will stay in the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre (CCRC)at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. This is not like a regular hospital ward, being more private and with all rooms having en-suite facilities, wifi, satellite TV and DVD players. Games consoles are available and there is also a playroom and a lounge area.
Take a look at our video below and find out what happens when you come to Cambridge.
What happens after the appointment in Cambridge?
We will write to your referring doctor with a summary of the assessment that we did here in Cambridge, including any advice given and any plans that have been made for further investigations or follow up. You will usually be sent a letter summarising your results. If anything is unclear, you should contact your doctor or a member of our team.
When will we get the results?
Although some test results may come back in a few days, other results may take several months. The test results will be sent to your/ your child’s doctor.
How to find us
We try our best to help you find the best way to get to Cambridge. We speak to you by telephone and also write to you with your appointment date and times. You can find out where we are here: