Which rare diseases are treated at Birmingham Children's Hospital?

As a specialist centre for rare diseases we see over 9,000 children who have a rare disease from across the UK.

Because of our experience and expertise in treating children, and our status as a leading paediatric centre, the government also provides funding for 11 nationally commissioned services which encompass the care of very rare diseases. This means we can treat children and young people with these conditions from all over the country and have fully funded multidisciplinary care for these services.

We are currently working with NHS England on a proposal to increase the number of our nationally commissioned service portfolio.

Our nationally commissioned services include:

  1. Alström syndrome
  2. Bardet-Biedl syndrome
  3. Severe, complex and atypical osteogenesis imperfecta
  4. Craniofacial surgery
  5. Epidermolysis bullosa
  6. Liver transplant surgery
  7. Lysosomal storage disorders
  8. Paediatric liver disease
  9. Retinoblastoma - eye cancer in children
  10. Small bowel transplant service for children
  11. Wolfram syndrome

If you do not see a rare disease on this section of the website it does not mean we do not treat it.

We provide care for over 500 different rare diseases from well known conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, to the lesser known diseases such as Maple Syrup Urine Disease so it's really difficult to list everything we treat.

If you would like find out if we treat your condition here or if you would like to be referred for treatment here please speak to your GP.

Take a few minutes to fill out Rare Together UK’s survey (for children and young people). 

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