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.
A groundbreaking research programme aims to beat childhood brain tumours. The £4 million study, co-funded by grants from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Brain Tumour Charity and Children with Cancer UK, will look at new ways to treat some of the deadliest brain tumours affecting children.
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...
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).
During summer 2014 we held a public consultation on our plans to create a new building where scientists and clinicians more accurately diagnose, treat and potentially cure children and young people with rare diseases.
A new centre bringing together the country’s leading doctors and scientists to find effective treatments for children’s rare diseases has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of architects Stanton Williams.
‘Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children’ to be the first of its kind in the world
September 28, 2015 – The world’s first purpose built centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases has today been named the ‘Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children’. The Zayed Centre for Research is a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. It will bring hundreds of clinicians and researchers together under one roof to drive forward new treatments and cures for children with rare diseases
CLOSED: The Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) BRC is arranging a two-day residential course, “Pathway to Independence”, on 19 and 20 November in Cambridge. The course is aimed at early career Clinical Academics interested in becoming independent researchers, in particular those that are thinking of...
A new survey from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has found that three in four parents (73%) with children under 5 mistakenly believe that child safety tops make medicines and toxic cleaning products child-proof.
A team of scientists led by Professor Francesco Muntoni of the UCL Institute of Child Health has won an EU grant to develop and test a novel drug treatment for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).