How the unit works
The case reporting process
- An Orange Card with a list of conditions is sent each month either by post or electronically to over 3,300 consultant paediatricians and other specialists.
- Clinicians return the card notifiying the BPSU of any cases seen or "nothing to report".
- Clinicians are asked to keep a record of patients reported.
- Reporting clinicians are contacted by study investigators with a short follow-up questionnaire.
- Investigators inform the BPSU if the case report fits the case definition.
Who receives Orange Cards?
The BPSU aims to send Orange Cards to all trained doctors who are:
- Consultant paediatricians
- Associate Specialist paediatricians (with their own case load)
- undertaking clinical work in the UK or Republic of Ireland
If you think you should be receiving cards and are currently not, please sign up for reporting cards.
Associated Publications, Resources and Links
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