National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood



National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC)

National surveillance of obstetric and paediatric HIV infection at UCL Institute of Child Health

Principal Investigator: Dr. Claire Thorne
Sponsor: UCL Institute of Child Health, London
R&D reference: 98EB13
Data Protection Reg No: Z6364106 Section 19
Current funding bodies: Public Health England
National Screening Committee
Welton Foundation (2011-2013)
Ethics approval 
London REC ref: MREC/04/2/009
Reviewed 28 January 2004, and approved
Amendment (1), Perinatal HIV Audit 2002-2005,
             reviewed 2 February 2006, and approved
Amendment (2), Perinatal HIV Audit Protocol
             reviewed 8 November 2012, and approved
Annual reports to REC, latest 29 August 2014
IG Toolkit reference (BPSU surveillance): ASS/109856 Version 11 (2013-2014)
Currently under review with Confidentiality Advisory Group

Additional information

The British HIV Association, Children’s HIV Association, Perinatal, Paediatric and Young People’s Sub Group of the NHS London Specialised Commissioning Group, and the National Screening Committee all support the NSHPC and encourage clinicians to report all eligible cases to the NSHPC via our routine obstetric and paediatric reporting systems.

For further clarification or documentation please see the ethics statement - pdf  [dated September 2012] or contact the NSHPC’s Principal Investigator:
Claire Thorne (claire.thorne@ucl.ac.uk)