GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL (GOSH) FOR CHILDREN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
About the Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was established in 1852 with just ten beds and was the first hospital in the UK to offer dedicated inpatient care to children. Today, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a world-renowned paediatric hospital. It houses the UK's sole paediatric National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre, which it shares with its research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (BRC).
The majority of the children in the Trust's care are referred from other hospitals in the UK and abroad. There are 63 different clinical specialities at GOSH, including the UK's largest range of speciality children's health services on one campus. For the following specialities, GOSH is the largest paediatric centre in the UK:
paediatric intensive care
cardiac surgery - GOSH is one of the largest heart transplant centres for children in the world
neurosurgery - the Trust carry out about 60 per cent of all UK operations for children with epilepsy
paediatric cancer services, including bone marrow transplants – with University College London Hospitals (UCLH). GOSH is one of the largest centres in Europe for children with cancer
nephrology and renal transplants
children treated from overseas in our International and Private Patient (IPP) wing
Leading Research and Development
GOSH has created various novel clinical treatments and techniques due to collaboration with the Institute of Child Health at the University of London and foreign partners, which are utilised worldwide. The collaboration between GOSH and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health has produced the only academic Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) dedicated to paediatrics in the UK.
In partnership with six other NHS trusts, GOSH is the lead provider for North Thames Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the national 100,000 Genomes Project.
Why should you choose GreaT Ormond Street Hospital?
Working as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become an expert in your profession. GOSH provides the widest range of specialities under one roof, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues to identify and treat children with extremely difficult and rare diseases. There will be a place for you at GOSH, with over 63 specialities spread throughout eight nursing directorates.
GOSH offers many development opportunities, staff benefits and a genuinely supportive working environment, regardless of the department anyone works in or the job they do. The people who work at GOSH come from diverse backgrounds, and everyone benefits from the wealth of experience they offer to the Trust.
The Trust believes that being a good employer entails much more than just giving benefits to employees. As a result, GOSH developed the Always Values with the help of its employees, patients, and families.
GOSH places a high value on its employees' happiness and well-being. As a result, the Trust offers a wide range of subsidised and free services, including:
interest-free season ticket loans
help with childcare
a wide range of sports and social activities
help with finding accommodation
a staff counselling and advice service
a staff recognition scheme, in the form of a monthly and annual awards ceremony
Supporting Staff with Dependents
If you have childcare obligations, the Trust offers a holiday play scheme, as well as an on-site nursery and childcare voucher. Additionally, employ a child and care consultant to assist you in locating the best childcare options for your needs.
GOSH tries to be supportive as possible to staff with particular needs at different stages in their careers.
The Trust offers excellent arrangements for staff wanting to take maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
GOSH is committed to helping its employees discover the perfect work-life balance, whether they have childcare responsibilities or not.
The most crucial consideration in determining whether the Trust can accept a request for flexible working hours is whether it can continue to provide high-quality care to patients, families, and employees.
The staff at GOSH work a wide range of patterns, including annualised hours, term-time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, job shares, and part-time working.
Diversity and Inclusion
The patients at GOSH come from many different backgrounds; hence the Trust believes in encouraging an equally diverse workforce.
The commitment of the Trust to workforce diversity means much more than having policies and procedures. GOSH takes positive steps to help and ensure that everyone has the same chance to develop and is treated with the same level of respect.
The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all community sections.
Life IN london
London is one of the world’s most visited cities, the city has something for everyone. From history and culture to great food and exceedingly good times. London has about 2000 years of history and is deeply cosmopolitan and exotic. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities.
London's public transport is considered as one of the best system in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.
The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly
The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world. The Underground and the ever-cheerful London cabbie come in for particularly high praise.
Food & Drinks
London's food doesn't come any more traditional - or tasty - than good old pie and mash. The Londoners particularly love to have tea a lot.
Fish and chips are a delicious, fried dish that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London foods. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course – but you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.
The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it at any time of the day.
The city has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that you find in every corner serving multiple cuisines from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian kebabs, Chinese dishes to tasty Japanese sushi. Almost every street in the city has cafes and pubs that exuberates anyone and everyone.
London welcomes everyone and represents the cosmopolitan world, you will definitely find it as an extremely amazing place to live and add value to your lifestyle. Amazingly, the ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages.
The society of London is a multicultural society and the people are welcoming of every culture and creed.
The level of politeness among British people may surprise you at first as it’s certainly more prevalent than in some other countries. Don’t worry though because it’s easy to get used to; just say ‘thank you’ when someone has given you something or moved out of the way for you, ‘please’ when asking for something and ‘sorry’ should you bump into someone or inconvenience them slightly.