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Southern Derbyshire Tuberculosis Service (TB Team)

Location

TB Nursing Team, TB Nurses Office, Medical OPD, Level 1, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE 

About us

We offer a comprehensive TB service providing all aspects of TB care throughout Southern Derbyshire. Each TB Nurse Specialist holds a caseload of patients on either full or preventative treatment, duration from three months to two years in length. Patients are supported and monitored throughout treatment through regular telephone contact, home visits and clinic appointments. All medication is supplied via the TB Nurse specialists. The service provides care to all age groups - from newborn babies to the very elderly.

Services

  • Full support of patients on full and preventative TB treatment

  • Contact tracing and screening of all at risk contacts of TB cases

  • New Entrant TB screening for all those coming to live in Southern Derbyshire from High Incidence TB Countries

  • BCG vaccination service for High Risk Infants

  • BCG vaccination service for other at risk categories i.e. travel, occupational, etc

  • Medical requests for TB investigations i.e. IGRAs

  • Provision of a Nurse Led TB chemoprophylaxis clinic

  • Health Promotion activities i.e. stands at community events and healthcare events; World TB day, etc

  • Teaching for healthcare professionals and other interested parties

  • Telephone helpline for the general public and healthcare workers

  • Dedicated Adult and Paediatric TB Consultant Clinics

  • Weekly Nurse Led clinics at London Road Community Hospital (LRCH)

  • Close liaison with many linked services i.e. Infection Control, maternity unit, school health, prisons, HIV team, Public Health England, etc

  • Bi-monthly multidisciplinary team meeting for discussion of complex cases 

Other information

For young children and babies - please bring the red book to the appointment

 Please bring up to date list of current prescribed medication 

Service operating times

Monday to Friday 8.30a.m. - 4.30p.m. 

The TB team can be contacted on:

Tel: 01332 787995/6 (RDH) 

Email: dhft.tbservice@nhs.net 

Wednesdays only: 01332 254749 (LRCH – answer phone when in clinic)