Hannah has opened the door of her laboratory and shone a light on the varied work performed at GOSH, demonstrating the real difference this work makes to patient care. Hannah has really enjoyed the opportunity to connect to an audience and hear stories from patients who have benefited from the work of Clinical Scientists.
From making the differences between Genomics and Genetics clear to understand, filming the robots which extract DNA from patients' blood samples, to clarifying for young patients how their samples are tested – Hannah has had a hectic and enjoyable week, squeezing her social media work around her role as a Trainee Clinical Scientist.
As Hannah prepares to hand the NHS Twitter baton on, she reflects on a busy week:
“It’s been great to highlight the work which goes on at the laboratory and hear back from patients and read their stories. Some healthcare scientists see patients regularly in wards and clinics, while others, like myself in Genetics, are working ‘behind the scenes’ in the labs. So seeing these first hand stories from patients and receiving support from the wider science community is really rewarding.”
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Notes to Editors
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.
With the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give children who need help the most the best chance for life. The charity funds patient and family support programmes, provides the latest medical equipment and supports the essential redevelopment of the hospital. It has also launched a five-year strategy to support research in some of the most serious and complex childhood diseases. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the largest dedicated funder of paediatric research in the UK and our work is entirely funded through the generosity of supporter donations. For more information visit www.gosh.org