Find out more about the Directorates at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).


There are six corporate directorates at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), with Executive Directors providing top-level management.

Finance Directorate

This directorate is responsible for financial strategy, management and control, and ensuring that the Trust meets its financial obligations.

Corporate Function under Medical Director

The Medical Director post is held by Dr Sanjiv Sharma.

The Director of Safety Surveillance reports to Dr Sharma. 

The Quality and Safety Teams are responsible for ensuring there are systems and processes in place for managing and monitoring all aspects of risk.

Operations Directorate

The Operations Directorate is the strategic and operational management arm of the Trust. It brings together strategic development, planning and performance, facilities management and family policy.

These sections work together to lead on business planning, clinical improvement and parent and patient involvement initiatives. They also ensure that the Trust is meeting its obligations within financial and human resource constraints.

Directorate of Nursing

The Nursing Directorate focuses on attracting, maintaining and continuously developing a contented and effective workforce.

In order to best meet the needs of the children and their families, the Directorate of Nursing supports frontline teams.

This includes exploring new roles that challenge traditional professional boundaries, and ensuring that individual staff members are encouraged and developed to reach their full potential.

Human Resources and Organisational Development

The Human Resources Directorate is responsible for the developments and delivery of a human resources strategy and delivering the Trust's organisational development programmes.

Built Environment

This directorate is responsible for managing the long-term redevelopment work and modernisation of the hospital.

Clinical Directorates

There are now seven clinical directorates including the International Private Patients division at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Each of these directorates combines specialties, which function to provide an integrated approach to patient-focused care and service delivery.

For more information on each specialty, follow the links on our clinical services page.