Children with long-term medical conditions are often told they can’t do adventurous activities like abseiling, horse-riding and rock climbing. But is that true? We take a look at some activity camps specially designed for children with health problems.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about expressed breast milk.
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust welcomes the decision by the Safe and Sustainable Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) to concentrate children’s cardiac surgery in fewer, larger centres and is delighted that the hospital has been one of the specialist centres selected to provide this service.
Propranolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta blockers. It is used in patients with heart problems to control high blood pressure or irregular heart beats. It is also used to treat certain types of vascular birthmarks. It is also used to prevent migraines and headaches.
This guideline concentrates on topical administration for atopic dermatitis/eczema for children and young people. While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people.
Food allergy is a type of food hypersensitivity where the body’s immune system has a reaction to a substance that is usually harmless, resulting in the release of a number of chemicals into the bloodstream. Common foods causing an allergy in children include: cow’s milk, eggs, shellfish and peanuts. Substances that cause an allergic reaction are called allergens.
The second episode of the BBC documentary series Great Ormond Street follows patients with serious respiratory conditions and their families as they make the difficult decision of whether to join the lung transplant list.