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Improving Care in OA/TOF seminar

18th November, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

TOFS - lifelong support of those unable to swallow. OA/TOF

Join us for the Improving Care in OA/TOF seminar in London.

Why attend

Hear from some of the UK’s leading specialists on the work being done to improve the care of today’s OA/TOF children and to address the long-term issues affecting adults born with the condition.

This is also a great opportunity to meet and chat with other members and the TOFS team.

Speakers include:

Paolo De Coppi
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Vuokko Wallace
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Bath (and adult born with OA/TOF)

Simon Eaton
Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Metabolic Biochemistry, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Plus more many more…

How to get there

Where is the seminar?

The seminar is being held at the Institute of Child Health (ICH), which is a part of University College London – but situated on the GOSH site.

The entrance to ICH is at 30 Guilford Street, just north of Great Ormond Street itself. Postcode is WC1N 1 EH.

Public transport

The nearest tube station to ICH / GOSH is Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line. The next closest is Holborn, on the Central and Piccadilly lines.

Kings Cross and Euston stations are both only 0.8 miles away.

Farringdon station (Elizabeth line and Metropolitan / Circle plus some overground commuter trains from Brighton, Cambridge, Huntingdon) is 0.9 miles.

Travelling by car

Please note, the venue is within both the London congestion charge zone and the  ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission) zone.

There is some on-street metered parking around GOSH, including in Guilford Street itself.  Much of this becomes free after 13:30 on a Saturday.  Moreover a significant amount of residents-only parking in this area becomes derestricted (i.e. free) on a Saturday afternoon.

There are large underground public car parks close to GOSH at: Brunswick square (NCP) – postcode WC1N 1AF; the Imperial Hotel in Russell Square and underneath the Holiday Inn -Bloomsbury, postcode WC1N 1HT.

Outer London Tube stations with parking

Several tube stations near the end of the network in the North and West segments of outer London are close to the M25 and to some of the motorways into London.

Unfortunately, most of the stations listed below are within the ULEZ zone but  outside of the London congestion charge zone.

Hillingdon (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines). Has a car park which TfL says has 283 spaces. Postcode is UB10 9NR. This station is next to a junction on the A40 Western Avenue road, only 5 miles from the M25 /M40 junction. Moreover, the next station along the line (Ickenham) also has a large car park effectively providing an overflow car park.

Stanmore (Jubilee line). Has a car park which TfL says has 450 spaces. Postcode is HA7 4PD. From the A41 Edgware way, this is a direct drive along London Road. The A41 is accessed directly from M1 junction 4, which is only 2 miles from the station. This is also close to the main A1 road.

Cockfosters (Piccadilly line) Has a car park which TfL says has 232 spaces. Postcode is EN4 0DZ. It is a direct 3 mile drive down the A111 from the Potter’s Bar Junction (24) of the M25.

Epping (Central line) Has a car park which Sabaparking says has 532 spaces. This station is outside the London ULEZ near to the junction of the M11 and M25. It is however not so convenient from the viewpoint of motorway junctions. Postcode is CM16 4HW.

Debden (Central line) Has a car park which Sabaparking says has 206 spaces. It is however only half a mile along the A 1168 from M11 junction 5 and also outside London ULEZ. Postcode is IG10 3TG.

Upminster (District line) The car park here appears to be run by NCP, which says there are 342 spaces. Postcode is RM14 2TD. It is only 3 miles from M25 junction 29, via a route involving the A127 toward London. However it is inside the ULEZ. This might be a good option for those coming from East Anglia.

Nearby places to eat

  • Brunswick centre (  and opposite Russell Square station have a wide variety of places to eat, including: Itsu, Nandos, LEON, Pret, Franco Manca
  • Lamb’s conduit street has a number of higher end restaurants.
  • Redemptions roasters (Lamb’s conduit street) are great for coffee.


18th November, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
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UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London,WC1N 1EHUnited Kingdom
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