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


About BPSU

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Neonatal stroke presenting/diagnosed in the first 90 days of life

Surveillance of neonatal stroke is to commence in autumn of 2021. The study is led by Tizard bursary winner Dr T’ng Kwok and will provide a current description of neonatal stroke including the associated factors, management and outcomes. By exploring how babies with neonatal stroke present and are c...
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BPSU study - Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Surveillance of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is due to commence in March 2021. In conjunction with parallel reporting through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Surveillance System, this study aims to establish incidence rates of ARFID presenting to secondary health care, refe...
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BPSU study - Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis/ chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CRMO/CNO)

Surveillance of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis/ chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CRMO/CNO) commenced in October 2020. It is being led by Dr Chenqu Suo, winner of the Sir Peter Tizard Bursary 2018-19. This study intends to find out how common CRMO/CNO is, and who is involved in the car...