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From 25 March 2019, patients and families will be able to sign up for the new patient portal MyGOSH.

When the hospital’s new electronic patient record system goes live on 19 April 2019 users will be able to take advantage of all of the functionality in MyGOSH.

If you have an appointment at GOSH which coincides with our go live period, there could be some delays to your appointment and/or it may last a little longer as our staff get used to the new system.

We apologise in advance if this impacts on the length of time you spend at GOSH and the planning of your journey back home after the appointment.

Chloride channel myotonia

Myotonia happens when there is delayed relaxation after muscle contraction through activity or exercise. This can show up as stiffness, cramp or locking of a variety of muscles. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about chloride channel myotonia (also known as myotonia congenita), what causes it and how it can be treated.

Hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis

Hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes attacks of muscle weakness that come and go (episodic) in response to high levels of potassium in the blood. Attacks may be focal – affecting one limb only - or can affect the entire body. Potassium is a mineral electrolyte that is important in lots of body functions, such as heart rate, muscle function and nerve impulses. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis, what causes it and how it can be treated.

Idiopathic scoliosis and spinal surgery

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes and symptoms of idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine from an unknown cause). Surgery to correct the curvature is the main form of treatment offered at GOSH, so this pack gives details of the assessment process to help decide if spinal surgery is right for your child. It also tells you what to expect when your child comes to GOSH.


When a person’s breathing and heart stops, this is called cardiopulmonary arrest. To help re-start the breathing and heart, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be used. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what CPR involves and how the decision whether or not to try CPR is reached.

Your child is having a 24 hour electrocardiogram

Electrocardiograms (ECG) are one of frequently used scans for diagnosing heart problems. An ECG measures electrical activity within the heart through sticky sensor pads put on your child’s chest. Sometimes, an ECG needed over a longer period of time, for instance for a day and a night or longer. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about 24 hour electrocardiograms (ECG), what is involved and what to expect when your child is fitted with the monitor.

Key steps on how to reduce diabetes risk in children

It's Diabetes Week (10 - 16 June) and Paediatric expert and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist Rakesh Amin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is urging parents to learn the key steps on how to lower their children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and even prevent or delay the onset of the disease by making lasting lifestyle changes in the home.