All hospitals are required to publish information about the numbers of nurses working on each ward day and night, both registered and non registered, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.
Safe and Sustainable is a national review of children’s specialist heart services in England. Conducted by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT), which represents every PCT in England, the review concluded in July 2012 that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) will lead the congenital heart networks in London and the South East.
DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2018. Funding from the Advanced Treatments for Structural Malformation and Tissue Damage (ATSMTD) Theme is available for the production of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from primary human tissue.
The Cardiorespiratory Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides a complete spectrum of child heart surgery services for children with congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as specialist activity in tracheal surgery, thoracic surgery and heart and heart-lung transplantation.
A trial conducted in Europe and the USA has shown that cannabidiol – a drug derived from cannabis but with the psycho-active elements removed – reduces seizures in children with a form of drug resistant epilepsy, known as Dravet syndrome.
Dr Dasha Nicholls is an expert in feeding and eating disorders. She first started working at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1995. She is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. She is currently clinical lead for the Eating Disorders Team.
The number of people diagnosed with eating disorders has increased by 15 per cent since 2000, according to a new study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). The increase was more pronounced in males with incidences rising 27 per cent.
Rituximab is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.
The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a condition treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which causes the production of high levels of insulin. If your child has CHI, this can cause their blood glucose level to drop too low (hypoglycaemia).
Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication (known as a ‘blood thinner’) that will slow down blood clotting to prevent abnormal blood clots from developing or worsening. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication warfarin, how it should be taken and how it will be monitored.
A halo-vest is used to immobilize and protect the cervical spine and neck after surgery or accident. The halo is a ring that surrounds the head and is attached by pins to the outer portion of the skull. It is used to stabilise the cervical spine, or to correct its alignment (Rationale 1, Rationale 2).
Halo vest traction is used infrequently for child and young people (CYP). It is usually a planned event, and in children is fitted under a general anaesthetic.
Dr Caroline Brain is a Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology working within both GOSH and UCLH NHS Trusts. She is also a consultant at GOSH & UCLH since 2000, and previously Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at St Georges Hospital, Tooting.