Welcome to our final edition of 2018. In many ways this year has flown by at a rate faster than every previous one (the subject of a previous editorial rant) but in other ways some things seemed to have been dragged out and certain periods of the year seemed very slow. Maybe I can blame the never ending “Brexit” saga for that!
The procedure has brought together researchers from the University College London and NHS clinicians from University College London Hospitals and Great Ormond Street. This has been done in partnership with University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium who have been undertaking this procedure for a number of years. It is worth noting that that the surgery is not performed at the children’s hospital as I had first presumed but at a nearby acute hospital for adults. Obviously, the correct equipment and expertise to anaesthetise an adult is required for the mother.