Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSHFCNT)
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 1JH
Prof. Helen Cross
Professor in Paediatric Neurology, Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy
Phone: +44 20 8138356
Fax: +44 207 8298627
Dr. Stewart Boyd
EEG, seizure diagnosis
Phone: +44 20 7813 8471
Fax: +44 20 7829 8627
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH) is part of the National Health System in the United Kingdom. Today, GOSH treats over 150,000 patients each year for the rarest and most complex conditions and is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's healthcare. We currently deliver the widest range of specialities of any children's hospital in the UK. Over 90 per cent of our referrals are tertiary, that is, they come from other healthcare organisations such as local hospitals. Most secondary referrals are to our community services. The hospital offers the widest range of paediatric services under one roof in Britain, and pioneers new treatments and drugs through its research body, the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH).
In partnership with the coordinator of NEMO, University College London (UCL), the Institute of Child Health is the leading British academic research institution for child health and has an international reputation in many areas of child health including epilepsy research. The ICH is a paediatric research and development and teaching institute, and is part of UCL’s School of Medical and Life Sciences. GOSH has close, direct links with the Institute, and together we form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre outside the United States. This helps us further our understanding of paediatric healthcare, and to find new cures and treatments for many children’s illnesses. The epilepsy research programme within this unit has an international reputation with an extensive output of publications and high success rate in obtaining external peer-reviewed funding. It is currently also involved as a partner in the European project EPICURE and in EUROPED.
Helen Cross is the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy at the Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and National Centre for Young People for Epilepsy. She is president of the British Paediatric Neurology Association, chair of the ILEA Commission on Paediatrics and head of the Neurosciences Unit at ICH. She is involved in setting national and international guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy as Clinical Advisor to the review of the NICE guidelines on diagnosis and management of epilepsy.
Steward Boyd is consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist at GOSH. He has long standing experience of EEG in wide range of children, including neonates, particularly in intensive care. He has national and international reputation in the field of paediatric neurophysiology and has published widely.