About the Leeds Community TB Service
We are a community service and work in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and UK Health Security Agency. We offer advice and support and provide specialist care and information on all aspects of Tuberculosis (TB), including the prevention and treatment of TB, in clinic settings and the home, for people of all ages throughout Leeds.
What our service provides
- Advice about TB
- Support to individuals with TB and Latent TB Infection (LTBI)
- Screening for people who have been in contact with TB
- Screening for people who come to live in Leeds from countries where people are more likely to have TB
- BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) the vaccine against TB for eligible children aged 16 and under
We work with all newly diagnosed patients and provide ongoing support at home and in clinics throughout treatment. We arrange screening for people who have been in contact with all active TB cases.
We also screen people coming to live in the UK from countries with a high rate of TB. These people will have had a chest x-ray in their own country before travelling to the UK but the x-ray would only identify TB in the lungs and not Latent TB infection. Latent TB can be detected by a blood test or skin test and treatment may be offered to prevent this becoming active.
We receive a list of newly registered GP patients who have arrived from areas of the world where TB rates are higher than 150 cases per 100,000 population (as defined by the World Health Organisation). They are then invited to contact us for an appointment for TB screening.
What patients say about our service…
"I have been treated with respect and care. My wants and needs have always been catered for."
"I get treated with respect and kindness every time I come for an appointment. They don’t make you feel the least bit uncomfortable"
We accept self referral, GP referral, hospital referral, health professional referral by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We respond to queries on all aspects of TB from professionals and the general public.
Leeds Tuberculosis (TB) Health Visiting Service
Have you/your family arrived in the UK within the last five years from one of these countries?
|Cameroon||Central African Republic||Chad||Congo||Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast||Democratic People's Republic of Korea|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||Djibouti||Equatorial Guinea||Ethiopia||Gabon||Gambia|
|Papua New Guinea||Philippines||Sierra Leone||Somalia||South Africa||Swaziland|
If you or any member of your family has not had a TB screening test in the UK please contact us for further details 0113 843 4344.
The UK BCG Immunisation Programme
If you think your child is eligible for a BCG vaccination, please contact your health practitioner/GP who will complete the relevant referral form.
Unfortunately, we do not accept self referrals, so please contact your health practitioner/GP for a referral to the service.
Tel: 0113 843 4344
Information for Healthcare Professionals
How to refer a child requiring a BCG from a country with a prevalence of TB ≥ 40/100, 000 (please see link for list of countries (This link is also on the BCG referral form)
The referral forms can be located on the ‘Leeds Health Pathways’ here
- Search – BCG referral pathway
- Select – Referral info and forms
- Chose the appropriate form -
- Children under the age of 12 months will need to be referred to The Maternity LTHT baby BCG clinic (Form A).
- Children aged 12 months and over will need to be referred to the Leeds BCG clinic. (Form B)
Leeds Community TB Service
Tel: 0113 843 4344 or 0113 392 2148
8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays)
To arrange new arrival TB screening:
Tel: 0113 843 4340
Outside these hours or in an emergency please contact your GP or dial 111
We offer a citywide service.
If you have a complaint, concern, comment or compliment please let us know by visiting the Patient Experience and Engagement page.
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