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.
BPSU Annual Report 2019 - 2020 front cover

Our latest report is now available to download and includes updates on current BPSU studies - accidental poisoning, fetal alcohol syndrome, neonatal herpes simplex disease and much more.

Research news from the College


What led me to start my own BPSU study?

Dr Chenqu Suo, winner of the Sir Peter Tizard research bursary in 2018 and Co-Trainee Rep on the BPSU Scientific Committee tells us about her own study and how other trainees can get involved in research with the BPSU.