Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service
For all BCG referrals and enquiries:
SCS referral point
0300 123 3167
For any advice regarding TB (including signs and symptoms, active and latent TB enquiries, infectivity, contact screening or any other query) please contact
the relevant team:
0300 123 1147
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays
Who we are
We are a community-based specialist nursing team, who provide care, support and advice for anyone diagnosed with TB or anyone concerned about having TB across east Kent,
We run BCG clinics throughout East and North Kent to deliver the BCG vaccination for any baby who meets the Department of Health Criteria born at East Kent Hospitals or Darent
What we do
Our service has a dual role in looking after patients with active TB and delivering the neonatal BCG vaccination programme.
We support patients with active TB by helping them through their treatment, giving advice and reassurance about symptoms and any side effects from their treatment. We also
We also run BCG clinics throughout East and North Kent to deliver the BCG vaccination for any baby who meets the Department of Health Criteria born within East Kent Hospitals or Darent Valley Hospital. Referrals to our BCG service are made through your Health Visitor or GP.
Our service is both flexible and responsive. We deliver clinics in numerous locations across our areas, both in community health centres and the hospitals, ensuring that appointments are close to where patients live and close to any necessary diagnostic testing.
We are available to support patients on the phone whenever necessary within working hours.
The most common symptoms of TB are:
- a cough for three weeks or longer
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- high temperature or fever
- night sweats
- extreme tiredness or lack of energy.
If you are concerned and have any of these symptoms, please contact your GP.
Pre-booked appointments only.
We are using a variety of virtual platforms to conduct our appointments, you will be advised which one by your clinician at the point of scheduling your appointment. Please click on the appropriate link below to start your virtual journey.