The Behcets Syndrome Centres of Excellence were set up in three NHS Trusts in Birmingham, Liverpool and London in April 2012 to provide care for patients with Behcet’s syndrome.
The Behcets Centres of Excellence offer care in the form of multi-disciplinary clinics and help patients to access high cost drugs.
The aim of the Centres of Excellence is to ensure that patients with Behcet’s syndrome can access timely diagnosis and receive optimal treatment across the country. They provide a “one stop” service, aiming to provide the best care from diagnosis for this rare, chronic disease.
The Centres are based in City Hospital, Birmingham, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and the Royal London Hospital, London. Each hospital has specialists with relevant expertise and provides multidisciplinary teams that work together within each hospital and with the other Centres to further improve the care of Behcets syndrome patients.
They are funded by the NHS after a successful bid by the Clinical Leads of each Centre of Excellence and the Behcets Syndrome Society.
What is Behҫet’s?
Behҫets Syndrome (also known as Behcet’s disease) is a rare chronic auto-inflammatory multisystem disorder of unknown cause, typically characterised by recurrent mouth ulcers, genital ulcers, eye inflammation, joint pain and skin lesions.
Health Professionals Portal
The Health Professionals Portal is for information on how to refer to the Centres of Excellence, details of the drug pathway and access to the forms needed to request high cost drugs funding.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Behcet’s syndrome or you think you may have it, you will find information about services and support at the Centres of Excellence in the Patients’ Portal.