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Specialist Hospital Based Services

Specialist services support people with a range of rare and complex conditions. They often involve treatments provided to patients with rare cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions. They deliver cutting-edge care and are a catalyst for innovation, supporting pioneering clinical practice in the NHS.


These services are provided from centres where the clinical expertise exists, for example, the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London or the Tavistock Hospital.  Often care for Children and Young People are shared between specialist units and the referring local paediatrician, where the Child, Young Person and their family attend periodic appointments.  All other care and intervention is delivered locally.