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Case ascertainment in active paediatric surveillance systems: a report from the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit Ascertainment Group
  1. Richard M Lynn1,2,
  2. Richard Reading3
  3. on behalf of the BPSU Ascertainment Group
    1. 1 Institute of Child Health, University College London Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    2. 2 BPSU, Royal College of Paedaitrics, London, UK
    3. 3 Community Paediatrics, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
    1. Correspondence to Dr Richard Reading, Community Paediatrics, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; richard.reading{at}nnuh.nhs.uk

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    • Contributors The two named authors collected the data from the ascertainment group, carried out the analysis and drafted the paper. The members of the BPSU Ascertainment Group participated in the meeting, contributed data and have reviewed versions of the manuscript. They have been asked to confirm their agreement to have their names published as collaborators.

    • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement Data are available publicly as shown in references or have been supplied by contributors and are acknowledged. Further access to the data if required can be supplied by applying to either of the named authors.

    • Collaborators Members of the BPSU Ascertainment Group: Adams N—Public Health England. Avis J—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Barker L—Leeds General Infirmary. Bedford H—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Eke H—University of Exeter Medical School. Foot B—British Ophthalmology Surveillance Unit. Francis K—National Surveillance of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood. Hunter L—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Irwin A—British Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infectious Disease Group . Janssens A—University of Exeter Medical School. Knowles R—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Ladhani S—Public Health England. Lynn RM—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Michie C—Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Oeser C—Public Health England. Peters H—National Surveillance of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood. Philbin M—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Powell A—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Reading R—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Samad L—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Simms I—Public Health England. Simpson M—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Stevens S—National Congenital Anomalies and Rare Disease Registration Service. Tookey P—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Verity C—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. te Water Naude J—Welsh Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Winstone AM—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Wood R—NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division.

    • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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    Footnotes

    • Contributors The two named authors collected the data from the ascertainment group, carried out the analysis and drafted the paper. The members of the BPSU Ascertainment Group participated in the meeting, contributed data and have reviewed versions of the manuscript. They have been asked to confirm their agreement to have their names published as collaborators.

    • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

    • Data sharing statement Data are available publicly as shown in references or have been supplied by contributors and are acknowledged. Further access to the data if required can be supplied by applying to either of the named authors.

    • Collaborators Members of the BPSU Ascertainment Group: Adams N—Public Health England. Avis J—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Barker L—Leeds General Infirmary. Bedford H—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Eke H—University of Exeter Medical School. Foot B—British Ophthalmology Surveillance Unit. Francis K—National Surveillance of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood. Hunter L—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Irwin A—British Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infectious Disease Group . Janssens A—University of Exeter Medical School. Knowles R—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Ladhani S—Public Health England. Lynn RM—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Michie C—Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Oeser C—Public Health England. Peters H—National Surveillance of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood. Philbin M—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Powell A—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Reading R—British Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Samad L—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Simms I—Public Health England. Simpson M—Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Stevens S—National Congenital Anomalies and Rare Disease Registration Service. Tookey P—Institute of Child Health, University College London. Verity C—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. te Water Naude J—Welsh Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Winstone AM—Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Wood R—NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division.

    • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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