Read more about the strategic vision of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) & Great Ormond Street Hospital Children' Charity (GOSHCC):
Together GOSH and GOS ICH form the largest centre for paediatric research in Europe and one of the largest worldwide. We have established a reputation for world class, innovative research, education and practice that improves the understanding and treatment of childhood disease and child health. We recognise that our reputation and standing is based on our collective strengths and joint expertise in child health. With access to a diverse patient population, our clinical research facility, our excellent scientific infrastructure and facilities and our academic partners and collaborators, we will undertake world-class basic, translationaland patient orientated research across the breadth of paediatric disciplines and child health. We will build upon our achievements, the high quality research, training and education that will further enhance our mission to improve the health of children and the adults they will become.
Biomedical Research Centres, the government's flagship scheme for Experimental Medicine partnerships between NHS Trusts and Universities, were first established in 2007 under the auspices of the National Institute for Health Research. The GOSH UCL BRC, the only BRC to focus exclusively on children, was one of 11 centres in the country successfully refunded for a second 5 year term (2012-17) attracting £36m investment. BRC funding helps to deliver the Government's initiative to improve the translation of basic scientific developments into clinical benefits for patients, and to reinforce the position of the UK as a globalleader in healthcare related research. GOSH UCL BRC funded research is organised into four themes.
UCL Institute of Child Health works closely with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity to help deliver the charity's aim of supporting high quality research to drive the development of new therapies, devices and diagnostics to improve the lives of patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The charity - which is the UK's largest dedicated charitable funder of paediatric research has provided significant funding to the Institute over many years for new laboratories and equipment, as well as support for senior research leaders, PhD studentships and research grants.
UCLPartners is arguably the strongest and most developed Academic Health Science Centre in England. GOSH is a leading partner and UCLP has recently been re-accredited as an AHSC, with Child Health as one of its six leading programmes. The goal of the AHSC is to harness our academic strengths, partnerships and industrial links to the fullest extent to benefit the health and wealth of society.