Tuberculosis

About

The tuberculosis (TB) service offers a number of clinics for the testing, diagnosis and treatment of TB. There are integrated adult, paediatric and HIV co-infection services provision across acute, outpatient and community settings.

It is confidential and available on the NHS to all those living in the UK, irrespective of residency or migration status. Our service prescribes treatment and arranges repeat prescriptions all of which are supplied by the hospital free of charge.

We aim to provide the best available diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for TB management. We provide a full range of non-invasive and invasive sampling:

  • sputum induction
  • bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for adults and children
  • molecular and immunological tests

We are a tertiary referral centre for:

  • multi-drug resistant TB
  • ophthalmic TB
  • paediatric TB
  • spinal and neurological TB

TB testing is available at NHS TB clinics for people with suspected TB or those that have been in close contact with an infectious case. BCG (TB) vaccination is recommended on the NHS for babies, children and adults under the age of 35 years considered at risk of catching TB. Please contact the clinic (contact information can be found here) for more information.

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