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The Tuberculosis (TB) Specialist Nurse provides expert advice and support in the management and control of TB.  

This includes: 

  • Supporting patients and their families undergoing TB treatment as their key worker. 
  • Contact tracing (screening) of family and friends and other contacts who are identified as being at risk following exposure to TB. 
  • Supporting other health care professionals to achieve a prompt diagnosis and avoid delay in any required treatment. 
  • Supporting the education of health care staff and general public about Tuberculosis. 
  • Identifying and assisting in TB outbreaks, working closely with the Health Protection Agency. 
  • Offering advice on any aspect associated with TB and its treatment. 
  • Promoting quality, evidence based care which is seen as best practice and developing the TB nursing service to meet the patients’ local needs. 
  • Prescribing TB medication for patients and supporting the patient to achieve the completion of TB treatment 

Please speak to your GP for more information or contact the tuberculosis team: 
TB Specialist Nurse on 01709 425558.

You may also be referred to the TB nurse from another health care professional. 

Contact us:

Tuberculosis Specialist Nurse

Telephone: 01709 42 5558


Moorgate Road


S60 2TY