At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we have a variety of scientist and technologist roles that help to transform our patients' lives through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Here, you can meet some of the scientists and technologists in our Genetics laboratory, explore some of the exciting and varied opportunities and learn what it's like to work at GOSH.
MyGOSH is a safe and secure online portal that enables children, young people and families to have access to specific parts of the electronic patient record at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). This means everyone can manage their health and care wherever they can...
On Tuesday 14 July 2015, the BBC returns to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a third documentary series. Follow our young patients and their specialists as they undergo treatment for their rare diseases, respiratory disorders and neurological conditions.
We accept referrals of children and young people from 0 to 16 years of age who have feeding or eating difficulties that are causing significant difficulty, distress or impairment to development and everyday functioning. We can occasionally accept referrals of young people aged 17 on a case by case basis (please contact the Team Coordinator if you are considering making such a referral). We see children across the full spectrum of cognitive abilities, often with learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorder, as well as children with co-morbid physical or mental health conditions.
The team work in partnership with local services in order to ensure joined up working and to share the care and treatment of children and young people referred to us. In most cases the children and young people that are referred to us will have had input and support from local professionals, for example: dietitians, paediatrics, gastroenterology, psychology, CAMHS, nursing, prior to being considered for a specialist service.
Following the inquest into the death of Amy Allan in September 2019 and the subsequent Preventing Future Deaths report given to Great Ormond Street Hospital by the Coroner, Chief Executive Matthew Shaw would like to provide an update on the work that has been done to address the concerns that were raised.
To mark Obesity Awareness Week 2020 we caught up with Dr Lee Hudson, General Paediatrician and Consultant and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in a question and answer session for parents around childhood obesity and what can be done to prevent this.
Anthony is a Clinical Scientist. He was one of the first work experience students in the department and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for eight years. Here, he shares his experiences.
Martin is a pre-registered scientist in the Molecular laboratories. After a degree in biochemistry, Martin has since had an interesting and diverse career, applying skills generated from working in the aviation industry to his role as a technologist at GOSH.
After completing work experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Clinda was accepted on to the Scientists Training Programme (STP). Now, Clinda is a clinical scientist in the genetics laboratory, currently working on the 100,000 genomes project.
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) is an autoimmune condition which means that the immune system which normally protects the body reacts abnormally and becomes overactive in normal tissues. This immune system reaction leads to inflammation (pain/redness/swelling) which can lead to possible tissue damage. In dermatomyositis, the inflammation affects mainly the small blood vessels in muscle (myositis) and skin (dermatitis). This inflammation may cause muscle weakness or pain and skin rashes particularly on the face, eyelids, knuckles, knees and elbows.
Artist Mark Titchner works across a range of media and uses found texts to explore shared values and beliefs. Mark designed 'Together we can do so much', an impressive eight-metre wood relief piece, which takes centre stage in the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children. We spoke to Mark to find out more about his intention behind this piece and the process involved in creating it.
Dr Kish Mankad is the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Neuroradiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, having been a Consultant since 2011. His academic affiliation is with the GOS UCL Institute of Child Health. He also covers the Paediatric Neuroimaging at University College London Hospital.
Vinblastine is a chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat certain types of cancer. It is also used to treat other conditions, such as Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what vinblastine 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.
Vincristine is a chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat certain types of cancer. It is also used to treat other conditions. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what vincristine 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.