The NHS was launched on 5 July 1948, by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester. For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide services for free at the point of delivery. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we've been hearing from some of the people who have helped to shape it.
As part of the hospital’s commitment to education, the Clinical Simulation Centre collaborated with teams of physiotherapists from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), The Royal Brompton Hospital and Sarah Wright, a physiotherapist based at Lady Cilento Hospital, Queensland, to deliver a series of training and simulation sessions.
Clinical Scientist Beth Hoskins specialises in molecular genetics at GOSH. She analyses DNA tests from patients with rare conditions to test for abnormalities. When not at GOSH, Beth volunteers for GoodGym, a community of runners from all over the UK who work out while helping others.
She has clocked up 1,600 kilometres jogging around her borough carrying out 500 'good deeds', including running every week to see an isolated 64-year-old called Paul.
We are recruiting for the freelance role of poet in residence at GOSH to lead weekly, half-day sessions with patients and families in outpatient clinics and inpatient wards over the period of one year, with the possibility of extending it to two years.
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.
Music in healthcare practitioners Joe Danks and David McKenny work with GOSH Arts as part of our regular programme, bringing music to inpatient wards, outpatient departments and public areas of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).