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Positive preliminary results from the Rapid Paediatric Sequencing Project

The Rapid Paediatric Sequencing Project (RaPs) is a pilot project aimed at evaluating the use of rapid whole genome sequencing (WGS) for rare diseases in a clinical setting. Successful results have been received from the first patients to have taken part.

Why we do research

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)’s mission is to provide world-class clinical care and training for the benefit of children in the UK and worldwide. This means that it is also our mission to pioneer new research and treatments for the children that we see at GOSH, particularly the very sick...

Colonoscopy 

A colonoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look at the colon for any abnormalities. This is to confirm or rule out a condition or diagnosis. A colonoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ way of assessing the gut.

When a child dies

This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).

Skin preparation for the insertion of vascular access devices

This guideline details the best practice in preparing the patient's skin before undertaking the specified invasive procedures to minimise the risk of infection. 

This guideline no longer includes skin preparation for lumbar puncture. For information about skin preparation for lumbar punctures, see Intrathecal Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: administration via a lumbar puncture or Ommaya reservoir guideline.

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