Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service
0300 123 3167
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Who we are
We are a team of specialist nurses who provide care, support and advice to people with TB in east and north Kent and our administrative team.
What we do
We provide education, advice and support to empower our clients, relatives and carers to manage their diagnosis.
We complete an assessment of your symptoms and help you understand all you need to know about being newly diagnosed and the ongoing management of tuberculosis. We share explanations and information on investigations and treatment, encouraging our clients to have a full course of the correct treatment and providing reassurance on possible side effects.
By supporting early diagnosis and through contact screening and education, we also have an important role in preventing the spread of infectious tuberculosis. We work collaboratively with many other teams including respiratory consultants, microbiologists, Public Health England (PHE) and voluntary organisations to make sure the best outcomes for our clients.
We offer assessments and support via telephone or online appointments and we will offer you a face-to-face appointment if we need to see you at a local clinic or your home.
We offer the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to babies and young children who are likely to come into contact with someone with tuberculosis and live or were born in east and north Kent. This includes babies with parents or grandparents from a country with high rates of tuberculosis.
How to use this service
You can ask your GP, health visitor or healthcare professional to make a referral to our service.
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.