The Behçet’s Centres of Excellence were set up in three NHS Trusts in Birmingham, Liverpool and London in April 2012 to provide care for patients with Behçet’s .
The Centres offer care in the form of multi-disciplinary clinics and help patients to access high cost drugs.
The aim of the Centres is to ensure that patients with Behçet’s 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 Behçet’s patients.
Their multi-disciplinary teams consists of Consultants in Oral Medicine, Immunology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Gynaecology, Dermatology, as well as a Psychologist, dedicated Behcet’s nurses and a non-medical Support Coordinator.
They are funded by the NHS after a successful bid by the Clinical Leads of each Centre of Excellence and Behçet’s UK.
London Centre of Excellence
Clinic 6, 1st floor South Tower,
Luckes Entrance, Stepney Way,
The Royal London Hospital,
Whitechapel Road, London
London Centre Helpline: 020 3594 6085
A mother and daughter who are patients at the London Centre of Excellence have put together (with the help of the media team at Barts Health), a great video sharing their experience of attending a clinic at the London Centre.
It's a really nice description of what it’s like living with a fluctuating condition like Behçet’s . https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/behcets-syndrome