British Paediatric Surveillance Unit
Many of our surveillance studies of infections and congenital disorders rely on information that is gathered through the 4,000 paediatricians who participate in the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) reporting scheme. The BPSU co-ordinates the collection of UK-wide data on rare childhood conditions and uncommon infections.
The BPSU is a joint initiative between UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (RCPCH) and Public Health England (PHE) and also receives support from GOSH Children’s Charity. The Institute is represented by Dr Lamiya Samed (Medical Advisor) and Dr Rachel Knowles who sits on the BPSU Scientific Committee. Professor Ros Smyth, Institute Director, and Dr Rachel Knowles are members of the BPSU Governing Board.
Further information on the work of the BPSU can be found at www.bpsu.org.uk