Alice, age 11, took part in a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the drug tocilizumab for children with systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA). Results from the trial led to tocilizumab being licensed, which will transform the long-term health of children, like Alice, with sJIA. Alice and her mum, Nerys, tell us about their experience of taking part in the trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Christmas is always my favourite time of the year, a time for happiness, especially being at the hospital seeing all the children smiling and getting excited for Santa! Many children and families sit in their hospital beds hoping their wish to be home for Christmas comes true.
GOSH Arts and ORCHID (Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health, Illness and Disability) have worked with patients, artists and health creatives to develop Blood Quest, an app that helps inform, entertain and distract children before and during their blood tests.
Just a few days after he was born, Edison became limp and unresponsive. His mum and dad feared the worse but a diagnosis of hyperinsulinism (HI) led to life saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Mum, Lucy, tells their story.
We are psychologists and therapists who work with children in the hospital and with their families. We also work with some of the other people you might meet in the hospital, like doctors and nurses. We see children for lots of different reasons. Coming to hospital can...
Joint scenarios for third-year nursing with final-year medical students – harnessing the principles of good inter-professional education, these sessions allow both groups to learn from, with and about each other.