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Our researchers are constantly working to improve patient care and develop better treatments.


20 March 2024

Research finds all new schools in England are in areas of high pollution

New research has found that all new schools proposed to be built between 2017 and 2025 are currently or will be in areas of high pollution.


28 February 2024

First UK recruit for clinical trial treating rare disorder

Evelina London has recruited the first child in the UK for a clinical research study looking at a treatment for a rare inflammatory condition.


28 February 2024

Evelina-led study published into real-world use of Zolgensma

A study led by Evelina London provides important information about Zolgensma's use in real-world clinical settings for children with type 1 SMA.


9 February 2024

Study findings on treatment for paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS) published

A study has published its findings into treatment for paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS) associated with COVID-19.


9 January 2024

New Year Honours for Guy's and St Thomas' staff

Professor David Edwards, consultant neonatologist at Evelina London Children's Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine at King's College London was made an MBE for his services to health research.


14 November 2023

New research explores brain growth in unborn babies with congenital heart disease

Researchers from King's College London and Evelina London have found that congenital heart disease can affect the brain development of unborn babies.


11 October 2023

Major advance for detecting brain conditions in babies

Experts at Evelina London Children's Hospital and King's College London have made major advances in detecting brain conditions in babies.


1 August 2023

Study shows year-on-year drop in paediatric research

A study led by Evelina London Children's Hospital has found a steady decline in the publication of paediatric research worldwide since 2020.

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1 March 2023

Helping premature babies born before 24 weeks

A study carried out by teams at Evelina London’s neonatal unit, and recently published in the BMJ Paediatrics Open, has helped to improve understanding about how neonatal units can help premature babies born before 24 weeks.  

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31 October 2022

Using a musical app to help children with asthma

An exciting new research study at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals aims to determine whether a musical device app can help children with asthma.

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25 February 2022

£1.5m donation to advance maternal care in south London

The Fetal Medicine Foundation has donated £1.5 million to King’s College London to fund ground-breaking research to advance the care of pregnant women and their babies in south east London.

Professor John Simpson using virtual reality technology

16 February 2022

New virtual reality technology to improve heart surgery

New technology developed by researchers at Evelina London and King’s College London allows surgeons to immerse themselves into a patient’s heart to plan surgery using virtual reality.

Evelina London patient, Emily, eating birthday cake

23 December 2021

New treatment to reduce effects of peanut allergy announced at Evelina London

NHS England have secured the first deal of its kind in Europe for a pioneering treatment for peanut allergy.

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19 March 2021

New research into PIMS-TS highlights the need to tackle health inequalities

Evelina London has played an important role over the last year in caring for a small number of children and young people with paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

Professor Gideon Lack standing in front of Big Ben.

30 September 2020

A study from Evelina London has suggested a new area of research to prevent coeliac disease

A study from Evelina London has suggested a new area of research to prevent coeliac disease.

Boy on hospital bed at Evelina London receiving treatment

14 September 2020

A boy can tolerate peanuts thanks to a trial at Evelina London 

A boy severely allergic to peanuts can now safely tolerate seven of them thanks to a ground-breaking trial.


Samuel holding a manual about keeping bees.

 10 September 2020

Meet a boy, buzzing with ambition, on an important trial at Evelina London

A primary school boy is realising his dream of becoming a bee keeper following his participation in an international drug trial at our hospital.

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8 June 2020

Early treatment key for a childhood syndrome linked to COVID-19

A detailed analysis of children with a rare childhood syndrome linked to COVID-19 has shown that early treatment is a key factor in outcomes. The clinicians leading the study advise parents to seek medical care for their child if they are worried.

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12 February 2020

Nut allergy study offers hope to families

New research has found that children who were allergic to one type of nut could safely eat, on average, nine other types of nuts.

TV presented, Konnie Huq, at Evelina London drawing with patients

13 August 2019

Konnie Huq introduces her children's book

The TV presenter and children’s author and illustrator visited Evelina London to talk about her new book and encourage children to study science.

Neurologist performing surgery

11 July 2019

Neurology world first at Evelina London

A two-year-old girl has become the youngest child in the world to undergo deep brain stimulation.

muscular dystrophy research

 2 July 2019

New funding for muscular dystrophy research

Evelina London’s neuromuscular service has received funding of £193,487 from the charity Duchenne UK.

Evelina patient, Sam Short, riding his bike

25 June 2019

Groundbreaking trial shows promising results for children with achondroplasia

Results of a trial, which took place at Evelina London, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

3D image of a fetal heart

 27 March 2019

New 3D images will help to find heart problems in babies before birth

Scientists from Evelina London and King’s College London have developed a new method using MRI to produce detailed 3D images of the fetal heart.

Zach Power and mum

28 December 2018

New research could save the lives of premature babies

More than 70 babies from our neonatal unit took part in a ground-breaking trial which looked at giving platelet transfusions, the cells that help the blood to clot, to babies born before 34 weeks.

Emily who has benefited from our research

19 November 2018

Landmark study offers hope for peanut allergy sufferers

Researchers from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London have taken part in a major study that could lead to a ground-breaking new treatment for peanut allergy.

Sophie on her first day at school

 26 September 2018

Dad thanks Evelina London for daughter's pioneering treatment

A father is competing in an ‘urban triathlon’ to thank Evelina London after his daughter received a cutting-edge treatment to prevent brain damage.

Rachel with her daughter Erin

 16 July 2018

New unit is detecting heart defects in babies earlier in pregnancy

Heart abnormalities can now be diagnosed in babies at an earlier stage of pregnancy thanks to high resolution scanners in the new fetal cardiology unit at Evelina London.

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