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Why GOSH?

The International Service is a private patient unit within the world-famous NHS paediatric hospital; Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Our team of extraordinary nurses provide lifesaving care for seriously ill children from around the world who would otherwise be unable to receive it. We treat over 5,000 children from over 80 countries, every year. As a tertiary and quaternary hospital, most of our patients have rare and complex conditions. For a lot of our families, we represent their last hope.

Our cancer and mixed-specialty wards, alongside our international patient mix, provides you with unique clinical knowledge and an experience unrivalled across the UK. GOSH have over 60 paediatric specialties and sub-specialties and as a nurse here you get the opportunity to see patients from across this unique breadth of services.

GOSH has the largest paediatric nurse education program in Europe, offering you extensive education opportunities and the chance to build an extraordinary career. We also offer unique cultural training opportunities and the chance to work within a truly international team. 

You don’t need paediatric experience to work with us; we welcome nurses from all clinical backgrounds and from overseas. Our friendly and dedicated Practice Development Team will ensure you get the training and support you need.

We are proud to be part of the NHS and all our staff are on NHS contracts. Our service provides an additional income stream that supports the treatment of our NHS families and our nurses are proudly ‘One Team’. Our nursing team share the same benefits, resources and facilities as the rest of GOSH.  

Meet the Senior Nursing Team

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    Kate Rivett
    Head of Nursing and Patient Experience
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    Claudia Tomlin
    Matron
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    Jane Burgering
    Matron
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    Laura Graham
    Butterfly Ward Manager
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    Tomasina Cooksey
    Hedgehog Ward Manager
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    Tom Kennedy
    Bumblebee Ward Manager
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