What we offer

We are a specialist service which offers support and advice to people of all ages who have TB and we also support in the delivery of the BCG Immunisation Programme.

We work in partnership with Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Trust and Public Health England to offer advice and support on all aspects of Tuberculosis (TB) and Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infections (NTM) to people of all ages throughout the area of Norfolk covered by Norfolk Community Health &Care Community NHS Trust. 

We are based at Woodlands House, Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, NR2 3TU

Who it’s for

We work with all newly diagnosed patients and provide on-going support at home and in clinics throughout treatment. We arrange screening for people who have been in contact with all active TB cases.

We also provide new entrant screening for some people coming to live in the UK from countries with a high rate of TB. These people may have had a chest x-ray in their own country before travelling to the UK, but the x-ray would only identify TB in the lungs and not Latent TB infection. Latent TB can be detected by a blood test or skin test and treatment may be offered to prevent this becoming active. 

Referrals

We accept self-referral, GP referral, hospital referral, health professional, and referral by email: Communitytbservice@nchc.nhs.uk 

We respond to queries on all aspects of TB from professionals and the general public.
Tel: 01603 272253

The UK BCG Immunisation Programme

This is currently being delivered by the Community TB Service and is now risk-based, targeting babies and children who are more likely to have exposure to TB. For further information on this, please visit Public Health England website
If you think your child is eligible for a BCG vaccination and may have been missed, please contact us to check.

Referrals to the BCG Clinic

We accept self-referrals and those from other health professionals for BCG vaccination for babies, children and adults for travel purposes; pre travel TB screening and BCG scar identification.

Tel: 01603 272254
Email: Communitytbservice@nchc.nhs.uk 

Useful links

TB Alert
The Truth about TB
Tuberculosis by country: rates per 100,000 people
Tuberculosis: the green book, chapter 32
TB, BCG and your baby leaflet