Doctors at leading children’s hospitals in the UK have joined together to raise awareness of the dangers of button batteries, after seeing a sharp rise in the number of children suffering severe injuries after swallowing them.
The prospect of widespread access to a life-changing drug for children with a rare muscular disorder is a step closer today after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for a new medication.
Earlier this summer, Young People’s Forum (YPF) member, Annabel, interviewed Mrs Lucy Jenkins, Director of the Regional Genetics Laboratory based at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Lucy also works on the 100,000 Genomes Project, an initiative announced by David Cameron in 2012, which aims to analyse the DNA of 100,000 NHS patients.
The NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has been awarded £37 million in funding to drive forward translational research into rare diseases in children. The Centre is the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to paediatric research.
A shortage of donors is leaving many of the country’s most seriously ill children waiting for organ transplants, which may not come in time to save them, warn consultants at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This Organ Donation Week (5 -11 September) the world-leading children’s hospital is calling on members of the public to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save more young lives.
RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a Competitive Dialogue process on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) that is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for the fourth phase of its ongoing site redevelopment programme.