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Rates of short-sightedness increasing in the UK

19 Jan 2022, 7 p.m.

New research suggests our changing environment, as well as changing gene-environment interactions, could explain increasing rates of short-sightedness over time in the UK.

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Industrial action at GOSH: update for families and visitors

18 Jan 2022, 11:21 a.m.

19.01.22: Further to our statement from yesterday (please see below), the industrial action previously planned has been suspended. If you have any concerns or queries, please reach out to our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on

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GOSH Non- Executive Director awarded in New Year's Honours list

12 Jan 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Professor Russell Viner, a non-Executive Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to child and adolescent health, particularly during Covid-19.

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Children with rare genetic disease get world-first treatment to save sight

10 Jan 2022, 10 a.m.

In a world-first, GOSH clinicians have trialled a new treatment to prevent blindness in children with CLN2 type Batten disease, a rare and fatal genetic disorder.

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Rapid immune response in children protects them from COVID-19

7 Jan 2022, 11 a.m.

Researchers at the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) BRC, UCL and the Wellcome Sanger Institute discover how differences in the immune response of adults and children can help to explain why children are less likely to fall seriously ill with COVID

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