Tuberculosis Nursing Service

We are a community-based specialist nursing team working to improve the lives of people with TB.

East Kent

Exchange House

0300 123 1430

Exchange House, Thomas Way, Lakesview International Business Park, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4NH

kcht.tbteam@nhs.net

Who we are

We are a team of nurses with specialist skills in caring, supporting and educating people about, and those living with, tuberculosis.

What we do

Our service works to improve outcomes for patients by offering support and leadership in managing, controlling, treating and preventing TB.

We provide care, education, support and information for patients in the community who have been diagnosed with TB. We have regular contact with our patients through clinic and home visits, as well as phone calls.

Our nurses provide TB screening in several Kent hospitals and community health settings. We work closely with respiratory consultants, paediatricians, pharmacists, microbiologists and other healthcare professionals to ensure a quick and accurate diagnosis.

In addition, we provide neonatal/child BCG vaccination clinics in Kent for people who meet Department of Health criteria – this excludes the school BCG service, which is provided through school nurses.

Your comments

February 2018
Gravesham

Very friendly staff. Explained the procedure well. Made us feel at ease. Doctor was brilliant. Very proffessional.

January 2018
Dover

Very thorough at explaining the vaccination and incredibly friendly.

January 2018
Canterbury

Very effective and informative session. Courteous staff.

January 2018
Gravesham

Felt like I was taken care of. Friendly and informative.

December 2017
Canterbury

Procedure well explained and staff very professional.

December 2017
Gravesham

This service was great, also lots of support from staff.

November 2017
Thanet

Friendly, fast and very professional service.

November 2017
Dartford

Very professional nurse, my son didn't even cry. Had received all the information about vaccine, very pleased with the service.

October 2017
Gravesham

It is good to know that we are healthy and awareness of such services is vital.

October 2017
Gravesham

Treatment was patient friendly.

September 2017
Gravesham

Quick, easy, efficient and lovely nurse.

September 2017
Dover

Very friendly and easy to understand information.

August 2017
Gravesham

The nurse was very good at explaining what it's all about. I was treated with respect.

August 2017
Gravesham

The specialist was brilliant with her explanations.

June 2017
Thanet

Very friendly and informative.

May 2017
Gravesham

Kate conducted our family tests sensitively and efficiently. She was very patient and always on time.

May 2017
Gravesham

Super service, highly recommend. Very experienced TB nurse.

April 2017
Gravesham

Kate was friendly, down to earth, full of information and replied to texts and phone calls really quickly.

March 2017
Dartford

It was a very straight forward procedure and was seen quite quickly. I was given full information about the BCG healing process and importance of the BCG by Kate.

March 2017
Gravesham

My son is only 2 but it was over and done with very quickly and it wasn't a daunting experience for him.

February 2017
Dartford

Very happy with the experience and how it all was handled, with no stress to my daughter or me.

February 2017
Gravesham

Nurse Kate was very calm and gentle with baby and also gave us clear information which was quite reassuring.

January 2017
Gravesham

Kate made all three of my children feel at ease and relaxed.

January 2017
Gravesham

She was extremely informative and provided us with the assurance of what was being done.

December 2016
Gravesend

I was looked after well when I was not sure what to do. At times I was very ill and confused. The advice given by Kate was very helpful. She was always our first point of call. We called on her many times through the treatment. Kate was extremely caring.

November 2016
Ashford

Very informative, friendly and easy for myself and my son.

November 2016
Dartford

The lady who administered the vaccination was friendly and very reassuring . My 3 month old didn't even notice having the injection , as the lady was entertaining her. Job well done.

October 2016
Gravesham

Amazing service. Well informed and accommodating staff.

October 2016
Gravesham

Lesley was very kind and made two nervous parents feel at ease. She should be commended for her amazing care for patients.

September 2016
Ashford

The care and kindness of the nurse tailored around the patient.

September 2016
Gravesham

Very helpful and kind. Explained it all to us.

August 2016
Ashford

Excellent service, very good help.

July 2016
Gravesham

Very friendly staff who put me at complete ease. Also convenient location.

June 2016
Dartford

Amazing service. Kate was very professional, helpful and friendly.

May 2016
Canterbury

Very friendly service. Good vaccination.

May 2016
Canterbury

The nurse made us feel very relaxed and at ease but was very professional.

March 2016
Gravesham

All relevant information given to us which made us relaxed and calm

March 2016
Dartford

Excellent care and attention provided. Professional service.

January 2016

Lesley was excellent when administering the BCG. My baby did not even cry. She was very informative and was gentle with my baby. (Dartford)

January 2016

Friendly and comfortable. (Folkestone)

January 2016

Very happy with the efficient service from the TB Nurse. (Gravesham)