Edie and mum

Edie, aged seven months, attends the Somers Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with her mum Jess to take part in a clinical trial looking at the use of pre and probiotics in infant formula milk for babies with allergies.  Edie is under the care of Dr Neil Shah and the Gastroenterology team at GOSH, supported by the research nursing team in the CRF. Here, Jess shares her experiences taking part in research.

Harry and his sister Poppy

Three-year-old Harry was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment soon after being born after his local hospital discovered a clot blocking blood flow to his leg. Here, Harry’s dad Alex shares their story and explains why Harry and the family are all signed up to take part in our family 5k, RBC Race for the Kids next month.

Katie's clinical trial

Katie, now 15, started coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) after being diagnosed with vasculitis and is now taking part in a clinical trial. This week is Research Awareness Week at the hospital and, to mark Clinical Trials Day, Katie tells us about her condition and why she chose to take part in research.

Vasiliki, CICU nurse at GOSH

Meet Vasiliki and Ana. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) employs over 1,200 nurses, with some travelling from all over the world to work here. Ana and Vasiliki are staff nurses on the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) at GOSH. Here, they share what it was like to come to England to work at one of the world’s most famous children’s hospitals.


This International Nurses Day, meet Jacob. Jacob is training to be a children’s nurse and, in between his studies at London South Bank University, he is one of a number of student nurses getting hands-on experience on the wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).


Ben was diagnosed with a heart condition, Transposition of the Great Arteries, soon after birth and underwent open-heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at just four days old. Now six, Ben and his family are busy gearing up for next month’s RBC Race for the Kids, our 5k family fun run. Ben’s mum Catherine tells us more.

RBC fundraisers take part in a pub quiz

As title sponsor of RBC Race for the Kids for the past six years, Royal Bank of Canada has raised more than £1 million towards the hospital’s redevelopment programme. Last year more than 1,300 employees took part in the event, with staff fundraising for the cause all year around. Here are just some of the ways they support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and raise vital donations…

Butlins fundraisers

Earlier this year, Butlin’s chose Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to be its official charity partner for 2015. The company aims to raise an incredible £150,000 to support the vital work carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here Andrew, Head of PR and Communications at Butlin’s, tells us more about the partnership.

PhD student Ellie-at-her-desk

Elhum Shamshiri has just finished the first year of her PhD working across University College London (UCL) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She is researching blood flow to the brain in children with epilepsy.

Theo, the family and team outside Kink Hair

Theo’s daughter Maiya has two conditions that affect her hearing, widening of the Vestibular Aquaducts and Mondini Malformation, and she underwent a cochlear implant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) 18 months ago. Theo, owner of Kink hair salon, was keen to give something back to the hospital and decided to hold a fundraising HAIRathon. Here’s his, and Maiya’s, story.

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