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Tuberculosis (TB) Nursing Service – North Yorkshire

The North Yorkshire Tuberculosis Nursing Service is a small, friendly team based in York covering the whole of North Yorkshire. We support patients undergoing treatment for active tuberculosis (TB) and latent TB infection (LTBI). We offer screening to people who have been in contact with someone with TB and to those from a country of high incidence. We offer BCG vaccination to children who were missed at birth.

Tuberculosis

Active Tuberculosis animation.

NHS guide to Tuberculosis, the disease, its treatment and prevention.

NHS guide to your Tuberculosis medication.

Screening and Latent TB

Latent Tuberculosis screening animation.

NHS guide to Latent Tuberculosis.

NHS guide to your Latent Tuberculosis treatment.

BCG Vaccination

BCG information leaflet.

If you are concerned about Active TB or Latent TB infection or you wish to discuss anything related to TB, TB Screening or the BCG vaccination please contact the TB Nursing service direct on 01423 555734 or email hhc-tr.tbteam@nhs.net.

Referrals

We accept referrals from any route, including via GPs. However it is often quicker to contact the team directly and we would be very happy to talk to you.

If you are a GP and are concerned about a symptomatic patient: please liaise directly with your local chest physician and consider an urgent referral.

Key staff

Infection Prevention & Control and TB Matron: Sonya Ashworth

TB Nurse Specialists : Karina Coxhead and George Cappleman

TB Administration: Samuel Nganga

Useful links

GP North Yorkshire and York TB Nursing Service Bulletin.

GP North Yorkshire Infection Prevention and Control Bulletin.

TB alert is a UK based charity which works to tackle tuberculosis in the UK and the developing world. Access their Twitter feed here.

Access the Harrogate District Foundation Trust Facebook page here.