A new non-invasive prenatal test for Down’s Syndrome has been launched this week by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), offering expectant mothers greater accuracy and a reduced need for invasive tests, which can lead to miscarriage.
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.
X-linked lymphoproliferative type 1 (XLP1) disorder is a rare immune condition that affects around 1 in every 1 million males.This page has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital.
An ileostomy is a surgically formed opening in the ileum, which is the last part of the small bowel before it connects onto the large bowel (colon). The ileum is brought to the surface of the abdomen as an opening called a stoma. Watery diarrhoea passes through the stoma and is collected in a small plastic bag, called an ileostomy bag. An ileostomy can be temporary or permanent. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the operation to create the ileostomy, what to expect when your child is recovering and what to look out for once you get home.
Families come to the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases clinics for different reasons.Some children and young people may have symptom that the doctors are trying to better understand, some may have already been given a diagnosis of a heart condition, and others may be having screening tests because of a possible heart condition in the family.
The Organisation and Employee Development (OED) team plan, design and develop programmes which will enable the organisation to meet its strategic goals. This includes the introduction of flexible development programmes tailored to individuals’ career paths and instilling new collaborative ways of working and key digital skills.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common neurological condition affecting around 100,000 adults in the UK, but it is rare in childhood – and particularly rare in children under 12. Specialist care for these children and young people is therefore crucial and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has an established Neuroimmunology Centre to manage young people with MS and similar conditions. MS is a lifelong condition, which at present cannot be cured, but for which disease modifying drugs are available which can significantly alter its course and improve its long-term outcome.
There are many reasons why children’s voices may sound different in quality, loudness or pitch, to those of their friends, brothers and sisters. Your child’s speech and language therapist and/or ENT doctor will explain the specific reason why your own child is having voice difficulties. Whatever the reason, we know that there are certain things that your child can do to make the most of their voice. There may also be things that they are doing that make the problem worse. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is designed to help you to encourage your child to produce a healthy and efficient voice.
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) deficiency is a rare, inherited immunodeficiency that occurs almost exclusively in boys. Sometimes it is called X-linked lymphoproliferative type 2 disorder (XLP2). This page has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital.
Some young people experience periods where they ‘black out’ or lose awareness of their surroundings for a few moments or sometimes a bit longer. Their body may start shaking and they could fall over and hurt themselves. A doctor may at first think that...