The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit is a world leading centre for rare paediatric disease surveillance. It enables doctors and researchers to investigate how many children in the UK and Republic of Ireland are affected by particular rare diseases, conditions or treatments each year. 


RCPCH - BPSU Webinar: Lead toxicity in children - a continuing problem

08 September 2021
Although the amount of lead in the environment has reduced following legislation on lead paint and lead-free petrol, children are still being exposed to lead from soil, dust, water, air, food, toys, and other household items. Lead can cause neuro-toxicity even at low blood lead concentrations and th...
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Nominations for College posts: Health policy and research roles

Closing date
We have two great opportunities supporting our work in health policy and research. We're seeking a member of the Paediatricians in Medical Management committee, which advises on national health policy and standards, promoting service improvements nationally. We also have a role on the BPSU (British ...
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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...