GOSH family take over NHS Twitter account

Meet Joseph and Sarah – this week’s stars of the @NHS Twitter takeover campaign – who are sharing their experiences of childhood cancer care at GOSH.

Each week, the @NHS Twitter account is handed over to someone playing a critical role within the health service – from surgeons and sisters, to campaigners and clinicians. Recent weeks have seen in-depth discussion of mental health provision, as well as incredible live coverage of cancer surgery

Welcome to GOSH

This week is the turn of Sarah, a solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law. She and her husband David have two children – Joseph, seven, and Eve, five. 

Joseph was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2012 – an aggressive cancer of the nervous system, which commonly affects children under the age of five. Joseph has since received all of his treatment in his home city of Leeds (@LTHTrust), but following a relapse last year, the family have come to GOSH to take part in a phase one clinical trial.

Over the course of this week, Sarah will be posting regular updates from their stay at GOSH. As well as sharing insights into the reality of childhood cancer care, Sarah will also discuss the impact on her own mental health and the critical importance of the care and support her family have received.

Discover their story

You can follow Sarah and Joseph’s time at GOSH here – and look out in the coming weeks for another GOSH takeover, featuring Hannah, a trainee research scientist.

Want to learn more about clinical trials at GOSH? Watch our Myth Busters go behind the scenes and speak to the patients and nurses involved.