Mark Heathfield

Mark is a Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who works within the Neurodisability team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Mark graduated from Keele University in 2006 with a DipHE in Children’s Nursing. He worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital on the Spinal and Orthopaedic Ward for 3Years before being promoted to Senior Staff Nurse, looking after complex paediatric orthopaedic patients. In 2011 he left to help set up and manage the Neuro Rehab ward at The Portland Hospital for 3 years. Mark returned to GOSH in 2014 to take up his current role as Clinical Nurse Specialist for Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (0.8wte) and Sturge Weber Syndrome (0.2wte).


Mark has worked as Staff and Senior Staff Nurse within the Orthopaedic and Spinal surgery wards at GOSH, gaining experience in working within a Multidisciplinary team, with children with complex needs, with children with mobility restrictions and dietary and feeding difficulties. He joined the Wolfson Neurodisability Service in April 2014 where he works within the Sturge Weber Service and is the only Nurse for the Highly Specialised Service for Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. 

Qualifications and training

  • DipHE in Children’s Nursing, Keele University, 2006

  • BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing, London Southbank University, 2015

Membership of professional bodies 

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Paediatric Osteogenesis Imperfecta National Team (POINT)
  • NMC Mentor

Research interests

Mark has developed a special interest in the management of children and young people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, including Bisphosphonate treatments, liaison with local care teams and orthopaedic management.



Telephone: 020 7405 9200 Ext: 5824