2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Speech and language ideas while waiting for your baby’s cleft palate surgery

If you are waiting for your child’s palate to be repaired, you might be wondering if this will affect their speech. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do at home to help with speech and language development during this time as you wait for surgery – this information sheet from the North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Broomfield Hospital gives you a few suggestions. 

Thiotepa

This page explains what thiotepa is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. 

Topotecan

Topotecan is a chemotherapy medicine used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of certain types of cancer. This page explains what topotecan is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines, so your child will not necessarily suffer from every side effect mentioned. 

Six Minute Walk test

Children and young people may be referred for a test called the 6 Minute Walk test (6MWT). The test is a type of exercise test and can be used to assess your child’s exercise tolerance. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what to expect when your child is booked for a 6MWT test. 

Three-Minute Step test

Children and young people may be referred for a test called the 3-Minute Step test (3MST). The test is a type of exercise test and can be used to assess your child’s exercise tolerance. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what to expect when your child is booked for a 3MST test.

Exercise-Induced Asthma test

Children and young people with asthma or who experience ‘asthma’ symptoms may be referred for a test called the Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) test. The test aims to assess if your child is at risk of an asthma attack during exercise. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what to expect when your child is booked for an EIA test. 

Skin prick allergy testing for respiratory (aeroallergen) allergies

Checking for allergies using a skin prick test is a safe way of identifying any substances that cause an allergic reaction when your child is exposed to them. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what to expect when your child has a skin prick allergy test in the Lung Function Lab and the next steps needed, depending on the results of the test. 

Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral care - required September 2020

Inner London Leadership Scale L6-10

We are looking for an experienced teacher with drive, enthusiasm and resilience to join our successful and supportive Senior Leadership Team. The new Assistant Head will be responsible for ensuring pupils, as far as their health permits, engage in their statutory entitlement to education; this includes striving to remove any barriers to their learning.