University Hospitals Birmingham is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK, with 2,700 beds and treating 2.2 million patients each year. With 20,000 members of staff, in addition to delivering local health care for much of the population of the UKs second city, we provide multiple highly specialised services for patients with rare diseases. Specialised services are provided for the 5.5 million population of the West Midlands and a growing portfolio of national services for England and the UK are provided from within our hospitals. Through our Birmingham Health Partners consortium, we deliver highest quality care, harnessing the research strengths of our University and the best of the NHS.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospital (BWCH) is the regional provider of specialist children’s services serving a population of 5 million. It provides the whole range of paediatric specialties, and is the national provider for over 15 services. BWCH is the regional centre for 8 ERNs.
University Hospitals Birmingham – NHS Foundation Trust is participating in the following Main Thematic Groups (MTGs):
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- Neil Gittoes (Main representative, Adult)
- Niki Karavitaki (Substitute representative, Adult)
Representatives per Main Thematic Group (MTG)
- MTG1 AdrenalWiebke Arlt (Adult) and Renula Dias (Paediatric)
- MTG2 Disorders of Calcium & Phosphate HomeostasisNeil Gittoes (Adult) and Vrinda Saraff (Paediatric)
- MTG3 Genetic Disorders of Glucose & Insulin HomeostasisParth Narendran (Adult) and Timothy Barrett (Paediatric)
- MTG4 Genetic Endocrine Tumour SyndromesRenula Dias (Paediatric) and Trevor Cole (Adult)
- MTG5 Growth & Genetic Obesity SyndromesRenula Dias (Paediatric) and Trevor Cole (Adult)
- MTG6 PituitaryNiki Karavitaki (Adult) and Vrinda Saraff (Paediatric)
- MTG7 Sex Development & MaturationHelena Gleeson (Adult) and Nils Krone (Paediatric)
- MTG8 ThyroidTimothy Barrett (Paediatric) and Kristien Boelaert (Adult)
Also the following people are participating for this Reference Centre:Timothy Barrett(124567) and Neil Gittoes(6)