Cranofacial specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital are using innovative techniques to plan operations better for children with deformities of the face and skull, moving away from a one-shape-fits-all approach towards surgery tailored to each child’s unique face shape.
Dr Lesley Rees, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist and Lead Clinician
I first joined Great Ormond Street Hospital as a very junior doctor in 1977. I’d never seen anything like it before. I was very impressed by the dedication of the staff, particularly looking after very sick children in such large numbers. I always thought I’d like to come back as a consultant.
In the first of a series of interviews with Great Ormond Street Hospital doctors and staff members, we had a chat with paediatric nephrologist Stephen Marks, who was involved in the fantastic CBBC programme “Me, My Dad & His Kidney”. Find out what he does day to day, the good and the bad parts of his job, and more about the making of the TV programme.
This month 21 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC) supporters, including Dr Nikhil Thapar and Dr Neil Shah from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), are heading to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro. But it’s not the only mountain these doctors are trying to climb – understanding of gut conditions in children is limited. Research is painstaking and arduous – a bit like that famous mountain!
A recent study from a specialist team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, published today in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, reveals that over a 10-year period, almost two thirds of babies who were referred to the hospital for post mortem were sleeping with a parent when they died.