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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.


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).