In 1980, James was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with highly complex cyanotic congenital heart disease, where he was one of the first patients to undergo a total-cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) procedure. Now 33 years old, James tells us about his time at GOSH and how his experiences encouraged him to pursue a career as a clinical cardiac physiologist.

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Nominations are open for the annual Great Ormond Street Hospital Staff Awards. Celebrating the outstanding individuals and teams who work here at the hospital, we’re looking for nominations from patients, families and anyone else connected to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Last year, the Child and Family Award, which is voted for by patients, parents and carers, was won by Dr Hussain and the hyperinsulinism team.


Kya has systemic juvenile arthritis and was first referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at 18 months old. Last year, Kya celebrated Easter with us at our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Here, her mum Rachael shares their story and a little advice for other families staying at GOSH this Easter.

Jack Cubitt

On Sunday, over 34,000 people will lace up their running shoes and take on 26.2 miles around the heart of London. We’d like to wish them the very best of luck and to say a huge thank you to all the brilliant fundraisers running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. One of our runners, Jack, shares his story with us.

Matt and Lizzie

Matt has cystic fibrosis and visits Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) every three months for check-ups. Here, he interviews his play specialist Lizzie.

Whitbread football

Last week, Whitbread team members from all across the UK took part in events ranging from bungee jumps to football tournaments to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity during their fourth National Charity Week.

Rachel at work

Rachael Savory is a teacher at the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCH. Last month, the school achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. She lives in west London and has been working for the school for more than 10 years. Rachael teaches children predominantly in Key Stages 1 and 2 (five to 11-year-olds).

GO Create fish workshop

Susie joined Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in September 2013 as the new Head of GO Create!, the hospital’s arts programme. Here, Susie talks about her exciting plans for the programme this year.


Life Study, the largest UK birth cohort study to date, is led by Professor Carol Dezateux, Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Carol introduces herself and explains more about the study.

Phoebe and Rachel

GOSH mums Rachel and Claire are part of our RBC #RacefortheKids family. Will you join the family this year? Four mums of patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) got treated to makeovers by Take a Break magazine this month. Here, two of the families involved tell us their stories and let us know why they’re signing up for this year’s RBC Race for the Kids event.

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