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
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...
22 July 2021
The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) at RCPCH is pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for this bursary, which is open to paediatric trainees and newly qualified consultants wishing to undertake a research study into a rare disease or condition that affects children.
More than 2,000 people joined one or both of these free events in late April 2021. Discussions covered the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, neonates and general paediatric populations and the rare syndrome, PIMS, as well as the wider impact of the pandemic on child health. If you missed the opportun...
1 April 2021
The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit in collaboration with Public Health England are to commence a series of webinars accessible by all. Registration is free for both days, more details on how to sign up can be found below.
16 February 2021
After 31 years of dedicated service as the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit’s (BPSU) Scientific Coordinator, Richard Lynn will be leaving the BPSU at the end of March. Richard’s unparalleled commitment to the BPSU and rare disease epidemiology has been integral to the Unit’s continued success.
4 February 2021
This study, run through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU), will identify the incidence rates of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) presenting to secondary health care, referral pathways, patterns of presentation, and clinical features. This study will begin surveillance ...
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...
18 January 2021
In June, Dr Shamez Ladhani will step down as Chair of British Paediatric Surveillance Unit's Scientific Committee after three years in the post.
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...
Surveillance of multisystem inflammatory syndrome has now commenced. Our aim is to understand the incidence, presenting features, laboratory features, management, clinical course and the outcome of this potentially new syndrome characterised by hyperinflammation which is temporally associated with C...