In this issue
New mum has pioneering robotic surgery
Rocket MRI simulator helps children
Nurse returns after 65 years
Celebrating 70 years of the NHS
Faster, safer, more effective care
Opportunities to get involved
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Healthcare Alliance
Protecting your data
Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration Walk
Good luck London Marathon runners
Friends and Family Test – February
NHS Staff Survey results
Surgeon awarded Certificate of Excellence
School run mum donates kidney to another parent
Pioneering op for chronic back pain
The Expressing Room
11 April – nominations open for governor elections
14 May – influence our medical research
15 May – free sleep disorders seminar
Rocket MRI simulator helps children

A rocket-shaped MRI simulator is being used at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in a UK first.


The innovative machine is helping young patients to overcome their fears about having a real MRI scan, reducing the need for a general anaesthetic.


Within its first month of use, the simulator helped 19 children avoid having an anaesthetic. Miriam Kearley, imaging play specialist, says it's important young patients “feel in control and prepared”.