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Email: nshpc@ucl.ac.uk
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NSHPC News

Celebrating thirty years at UCL Institute of Child Health

Pat Tookey, former Principal Investigator of NSHPC



At the end of December 2015 Pat Tookey officially retired from UCL and stepped down from her role as principal investigator for the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC). Pat will continue as a co-investigator of the NSHPC and a contributor to the Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme.

New forms out now

We have redesigned the forms which respondents use to report cases to the study. New information will not be collected, but we hope that the new design is more concise and easier to follow. We welcome feedback on how you find the new forms.

Online reporting started in April 2016

A pilot for online obstetric reporting will begin in April. Instead of notifying the Study of the number of HIV positive pregnancies using the green card, selected respondents will be contacted to trial this new online system.

Recent conferences

National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)

30 June - 1 July 2016

The impact of immmigration issues on the care of women living with HIV during pregnancy: a survey of healthcare providers in UK & Ireland maternity units

Authors: Shema Tariq, Kate Francis, Helen Peters and Pat Tookey

Children's HIV Association (CHIVA)

27 May 2016

Characteristics of children diagnosed with HIV in the UK between 2000-2015

Authors: Helen Peters, Kate Francis, Ali Judd and Claire Thorne


The impact of immmigration issues on the care of women living with HIV during pregnancy: a survey of healthcare providers in UK & Ireland maternity units

Authors: Shema Tariq, Kate Francis, Helen Peters and Pat Tookey

The British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS)

21 April - 22 April 2016

Unit variation in mode of delivery for HIV-positive women delivering in the UK

Authors: Helen Peters, Laura Bryne, Kate Harding and Pat Tookey


British HIV Association (BHIVA)

19 April - 22 April 2016

The impact of immmigration issues on the care of women living with HIV during pregnancy: a survey of healthcare providers in UK & Ireland maternity units

Authors: Shema Tariq, Kate Francis, Helen Peters and Pat Tookey

Presentations from public conferences will be uploaded on our website.

Recent publication

Strategies for monitoring outcomes in HIV-exposed uninfected children in the united kingdom

Authors: Claire Thorne and Pat Tookey

Journal: Frontiers in Immunology

Maternal and foetal outcomes among 4118 women with HIV infection treated with lopinavir/ritonavir during pregnancy: analysis of population-based surveillance data from the national study of HIV in pregnancy and childhood in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Authors: Pat Tookey, Claire Thorne, Jean van Wyk and Michael Norton

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases

Please find these articles and other NSHPC associated research in Publications.