British Paediatric Surveillance Unit team

Formed in 1986, the BPSU is a activity supported by Public Health England, UCL Institute of Child Health and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The unit aims to:

  • facilitate research into uncommon childhood infections and disorders for the advancement of knowledge and to effect practical improvement in prevention, treatment and service planning
  • allow paediatricians to participate in surveillance of uncommon disorders and to lessen the burden on reporting doctors of such requests arising from numerous different sources
  • increase awareness within the medical profession and public of the less common disorders studied and respond rapidly to public health emergencies
  • collaborate with our link surveillance units in the UK and across the world.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7092 6173/74


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BPSU - update your details

Thank you for visiting this page. You were recently sent a letter by the BPSU office because whilst auditing our surveillance database we noticed that you had not responded to three or more of our reporting cards. This form is now closed. If you wish to be re-added to the BPSU scheme, please cont...
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BPSU Study - Acute Hepatitis 22

BPSU surveillance of the Acute Hepatitis in Children 2022 commenced in May 2022 collecting cases seen from January 2022 onwards. This study aims to understand viral, non-viral or unidentified causes of this apparent increase in cases of acute hepatitis reported to the UKHSA. The study is being led b...
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BPSU new data collection platform

The BPSU office is working with the University of Dundee Health Informatics Centre to develop a new data collection platform to collect data on rare diseases, making it easier for clinicians registered on the BPSU reporting scheme to report cases and complete their clinical questionnaires. This ...