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.
Sir Michael Rake, currently Chairman of the BT Group plc, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and will take up the position in November 2017.
Hundreds of children have been trained today as young lifesavers at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), learning vital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills as part of the national Restart A Heart Day.
GOSH BRC-supported researchers Dr Philippa Mills and Professor Peter Clayton, have identified a fault in the gene proline synthetase co-transcribed homolog (bacterial) (PROSC) in children with a rare strain of vitamin-B6 dependent epilepsy who are un-responsive to standard anti-epilepsy drugs.
In a European first, a little-known gland called the ‘thymus’, some of which is routinely removed during cardiac surgery, has saved the lives of children with a life threatening immunodeficiency condition, complete DiGeorge syndrome (cDGS).
A daily tablet has been shown to reduce the debilitating symptoms experienced by children with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and cut the chance of relapse by 82%. There are currently no treatments specifically approved for adolescents with MS and this is the first time that an MS drug has been trialled specifically in young people.
This morning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to announce a new £800 million boost to biomedical research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) will lead a UK-wide effort to drive the development of new, targeted treatments for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its associated eye-inflammation condition, uveitis.
Walk down to Level 1 of the Frontage Building, and you'll discover the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Clinical Research Facility (CRF). This bright and colourful purpose-built centre provides a specialist ward area for children taking part in research studies.
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.
In March, the hospital arts programme, GOSH Arts, collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) to deliver a 3D-printing project with children in Great Ormond Street Hospital's (GOSH) bone marrow transplant wards, Fox and Robin.
This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy).