There are thousands of children and young people living with a long-term or complex health condition in the UK. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it.
GSK has been in partnership with WellChild since 2007, primarily focusing on the WellChild Children’s Nurse programme, the Medicines for Children online resource for parents and carers, and the WellChild Awards. GSK is currently funding ten WellChild Children’s Nurse posts at different locations around the UK, helping to ensure that children can be cared for at home rather than in hospital. GSK is also title sponsor of the annual WellChild Awards, a ceremony to honour the bravery and tenacity of inspirational children and young people in the UK living with serious illness or complex health conditions, and the healthcare professionals who care for them. The WellChild Awards also serve as an opportunity to help raise further awareness of the many issues faced by these children, young people and their families.