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We work in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Public Health England to offer advice and support on all aspects of Tuberculosis (TB) to people of all ages throughout Leeds. 

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.

Referrals

We accept self referral, GP referral, hospital referral, health professional referral by email on tbhealthvisitingservice@nhs.net

We respond to queries on all aspects of TB from professionals and the general public.

The UK BCG Immunisation Programme

This is currently being delivered by the TB Service and is now risk-based, targeting babies and children who are more likely to have had exposure to TB. For further information on this, please visit Public Health England website

If you think your child is eligible for a BCG vaccination, please contact your health practitioner/GP  who will complete the relevant referral form.

Referrals

Unfortunately, we do not accept self referrals, so please contact your health practitioner/GP for a referral to the service.

Tel: 0113 843 4344

Email: bcgclinicleeds@nhs.net

Tel: 0113 843 4344

8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) 

To arrange new arrival TB screening:

Tel: 0113 843 4379

Tel: 0113 843 4340

tbhealthvisitingservice@nhs.net 

We offer a citywide service.

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