Reference Centre:

Great Ormond Street Hospital/UCLH – NHS Foundation Trust

(United Kingdom)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children’s health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children’s hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK. GOSH is the only exclusively specialist children’s hospital in the UK. The population of children served by the hospital is characterised by those with multiple disabilities and/or health problems and rare and congenital (present at birth) conditions.

The London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (LCPED) links endocrine and diabetes services at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH). The LCPED, in conjunction with adult endocrine services, provides the largest endocrine service for children in Europe, covering all aspects of paediatric endocrine disorders in a multidisciplinary setting and promoting the concept of endocrine care from cradle to grave. The LCPED serves both Thames regions and receives national and international referrals. General endocrine outpatient clinics are run on each site with children under 13 years of age seen at Great Ormond Street Hospital and those over 13 years in the dedicated Adolescent facilities at University College London Hospitals. In addition there are speciality clinics in Congenital Hyperinsulinism, Congenital Hypopituitarism, Haematology, Brain Tumours, Calcium & Bone, Thyroid, Turner syndrome and Disorders of Sex Development as well as 3–6 monthly clinics in Complex Diabetes, Pancreatic Disorders, Paediatric Gynaecology and Gender Dysphoria. The consultants also provide an outreach service to 10 District General Hospitals in the Thames regions as well as to Dublin, United Arab Emirates and Malta.

The clinical service is closely aligned with both clinical and molecular research at the UCL Institute of Child Health and collaborative partners.

University College London NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. It has played a leading role in the reform of the NHS, and in 2004, was one of the first NHS trusts to achieve Foundation Trust status. UCLH provides academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We achieve our vision through our Values and Annual Objectives. Developed in partnership with over 1000 staff and patients, our Values guide everything that we do, how we make our decisions and how we are with patients and each other:

In 2008, a new academic health science partnership – known as UCL Partners – was formed, supporting over 3,500 scientists, senior researchers and consultants, with a combined annual turnover of around £2 billion. By pooling resources and expertise, UCL Partners, which together treats over 1.5 million patients every year, will be able to produce more world-class research in key and deliver the benefits more rapidly to patients.

Our clinical service is closely aligned with research at UCL and collaborative partners.

UCLP comprises five of London’s biggest and best known hospitals and research centres: UCL (University College London), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and UCLH.

The Trust is closely associated with University College London (UCL), London’s global, multi-faculty university. UCL Medical School (UCLMS) is one of the highest rated medical schools in the country and is a Division within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS). Further information about the Trust, its strategic direction and hospitals can be found on the Trust’s Website.

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at UCLH

We provide care and expertise in Diabetes and Endocrinology at UCLH, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and EGA (Women’s health) in central London. We are among the top-ranking teaching hospitals in the country in the official national ratings. Our multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, endocrine surgeons, neuroophthalmologists, obstetricians, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists amongst others. Patients from all over the UK and from overseas are referred to our specialist services. We form the core of the Health Education Specialist Registrar Training programme in North/Central London.

Our team of consultants are all general endocrinologists and have developed a special interest in a number of areas. Each diabetes/ endocrine clinic is led by a consultant and one or more consultants are usually present in clinic. We work closely in conjunction with the paediatric endocrine services, and promote the concept of endocrine care from cradle to grave.

Every year we have close to 20,000 patient visits in our department either as inpatients, outpatients or day cases. We have close working relationships with many patient support groups in the UK (e.g.: The Pituitary Foundation, AMEND and others).

Contact information

Great Ormond Street Hospital/UCLH – NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond St
WC1N 3JH  London
United Kingdom

General representatives

  • Mehul Dattani (Main representative, Paediatric)
  • Harshini Katugampola (Substitute representative, Paediatric)
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Also the following people are participating for this Reference Centre:

Mehul Dattani(2478)