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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a blood-borne virus that attacks the body’s immune system. It is a life-long condition that can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).


Where are we based?

The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Orthotics Department is based on: Level 1, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. This is the building next door to the main hospital with the silver ramp outside. Above the main entrance to this building...

Cardiac anaesthetic

The anaesthetic team consists of a consultant (or specialist) anaesthetist, sometimes assisted by a junior anaesthetist, and an anaesthetic assistant, usually a nurse. An anaesthetist is a doctor who makes your child go to sleep and stay pain-free during an operation. They will stay with your child for the whole operation.

Tufted angioma 

Tufted angioma is a rare type of vascular (blood vessel) anomaly that affects the skin and tissues under the skin. It usually appears in the first year of life – although it may appear later.

CHARGE syndrome

CHARGE syndrome is a condition where a number of symptoms are seen together – the name CHARGE is made from the initials of the main symptoms of the condition. CHARGE syndrome is a rare condition affecting around one in every 10,000 births. It can also be called CHARGE association, because of the group of symptoms associated with each other, but this term tends not to be used these days.

Psychological Medicine Team and Intervention Service (including Liaison Mental Health) Referral Criteria for Outpatient appointments

The Psychological Medicine Team provides a specialist (tertiary and quaternary) service for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with mental health problems in the context of physical health difficulties, who are already under the care of a child and adolescent psychiatrist,...