A major national study into the development of babies and young children with severe visual impairment has shown the efficacy of an early intervention programme for the first time, supporting them to reach important developmental milestones and experience fewer mental health issues, compared to those receiving other types of support in the community.
Platelets are the cells responsible for making blood clot so platelet disorders mean that injured blood vessels bleed more than usual and heal more slowly. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of inherited platelet disorders.
Prothrombin (factor II) deficiency is a type of clotting disorder. A specific protein called prothrombin is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of inherited prothrombin deficiency and where to get help.
Fibrinogen (factor I) deficiency is a type of clotting disorder. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of fibrinogen deficiency and where to get help.
We are recruiting for the freelance role of musician in residence at GOSH to deliver weekly, half day performance based sessions for patients and families in outpatient clinics and inpatient wards. The musician in residence may have a background in any musical genre and play any instrument.
Last week 26 young people took over Great Ormond Street Hospital and GOSH Charity. For one day they got to be the boss of jobs around GOSH including scientists, matrons, radiologists and even the deputy CEO! The opportunity was available to patients, ex-patients and siblings to give them a behind the scenes insight into who keeps their hospital running.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is to become the first hospital in the UK to offer a pioneering cancer therapy, known as CAR-T therapy, to NHS patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). The first patients begin treatment at GOSH this week.
OPEN: The Rare Disease Cohorts and Novel Therapies themes are continuing to provide limited funding to fund a few projects (cohort sample storage), to be spent at the NIHR-NBC. The call is for storage/collection/analysis at NIHR-NBC only, no salaries will be covered. This call will now operate as a rolling service until the allocated funding has been fully used, applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Yaseer has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for most of his life. Since his first open heart surgery when he was five years old, he has been touched by the care and expertise of those who have looked after him.
Orchard Therapeutics, has launched is initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company, which specialises in developing gene therapies for complex rare diseases, sold 14.3 million shares to raise $225 million of investment.
The Limb Reconstruction Unit forms part of the Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Itis a tertiary referral service specialising in unusual or difficult cases of upper and/or lower limb deformity or length difference. Each year, we see about 600 children and young people in outpatients, and perform about 250 limb reconstructive operations a year. The team has always been multidisciplinary – made up of surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic practitioners, orthotists, psychologists and play specialists.