Tuberculosis Nursing Team
The Tuberculosis (TB) Nursing Team consists of nurses who have specialist knowledge of TB, the disease and its management and control. The team are based in the community and provide TB services to both Hull Teaching PCT and the East Riding of Yorkshire PCT.
There are a number of elements to the service:
- Support for patients diagnosed with TB
- Contact tracing service to assess the potential of transmission of TB
- New entrant screening for individuals identified from high risk countries of TB
- Provide a BCG vaccination service for patients identified as meeting the Department of Health criteria
- Provide a diagnostic mantoux service (TB sensitivity test)
Patients can be referred to the TB service by a health professional; patients can also refer themselves, but need to telephone the service first to ensure there is a need to be seen.
Patients must live within the geographical boundary of Hull Teaching PCT and the East Riding of Yorkshire PCT and meet at least one of the following:
- Be diagnosed as a suspected or confirmed case Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection (MTB).
- Be a known contact of a case of MTB living within our geographical area.
- Fit the criteria laid out by the department of health for BCG vaccination.
- Be referred by a clinician for a diagnostic mantoux (TB sensitivity test)
- Be identified as a new entrant to the UK from a high risk area of TB as per list of high risk countries laid out by the Health Protection Agency
The service is open:
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm excluding bank holidays
For more information please contact:
Clarendon Health Centre
Telephone: (01482) 617994