British Paediatric Surveillance Unit

The BPSU 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.
We welcome applications from clinicians and researchers who wish to carry out national surveillance on rare childhood diseases.
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SInce 1985 we have facilitated research on over 100 rare conditions, and have immensely influenced decisions about these diseases and the impact on patients.
If you are a consultant paediatrician or SAS doctor with your own case load working in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and do not already receive the BPSU eReporting cards, please complete our form.

Inviting applications for Sir Peter Tizard Research Bursary

Open to paediatric trainees and newly qualified consultants wishing to undertake an epidemiological research study into a rare disease that affects children and addresses a question of clinical or public health importance.

The successful applicant receives a free slot on our surveillance scheme worth £15,000 plus a £5,000 stipend towards training needs. Our video provides some tips for your application.

BPSU-PHE Symposia series: COVID-19 from a paediatric perspective

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 opportunity to join us you can watch the video recordings below.

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