Tuberculosis Service

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    Tuberculosis (TB) Service

    The Tuberculosis (TB) Service is now part of the Communicable Disease Service.

    The TB Service provides control, prevention and treatment of TB by:

    • Providing advice and support to patients diagnosed with TB
    • Managing and coordinating TB treatment in partnership with chest clinic, paediatricians and hospital colleagues
    • Identify and screen all TB contacts meeting the necessary criteria, ensuring they are followed up appropriately
    • Screening of all new entrants/long stay visitors from high risk countries who plan to reside in UK for more than 6 months
    • Provide BCG vaccination for babies, children and individuals who meet the Department of Health criteria for BCG vaccination. 

    How to access the TB service

    TB Services operate a self referral or clinical referral.

    Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire  
    TB services have TB specialist nurses and a Secretary in the North which covers Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire (Including Lancaster)

    Specialist TB Nurses (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
    Tel: 01253 951736

    Secretary (Mornings, answering service available)
    Tel: 01253 951737

    Central Lancashire
    TB services have TB specialist nurses and a Health care support worker who cover Preston, Chorley & South Ribble, Skelmersdale, Ormskirk & Burscough. Areas not covered are East Lancashire & Merseyside as these have their own TB services provided by different NHS trusts.

    Specialist Nurses (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
    Tel: 01772 777148

    Healthcare Support (Answering service available)
    Tel: 01772 777148

    Where the TB service is provided and how to contact us

    TB patients and their contacts are seen in their homes where possible.

    Blackpool
    North Moor Park Health Centre                                                        
    Bristol Avenue
    Blackpool
    FY2 0JG

    Tel: 01253 951736

    Central Lancashire
    Minerva Centre
    Preston
    Lancashire
    PR1 6SB

    Tel: 01772 777148

    Useful Websites

    TB Alert

    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

    Please follow this link for more information