Presentation on theme: "CROYDON TB SERVICE ANNE SMITH Lead TB Nurse Specialist"— Presentation transcript:
1 CROYDON TB SERVICE ANNE SMITH Lead TB Nurse Specialist ROSEMARY KHAN TB Nurse SpecialistJANET CAMARA TB Case WorkerROSHAN SOOBRATTY TB Nurse SpecialistYVETTE BAILEY TB Administrator
2 Vulnerable groups in urban settings High-risk groups:Refugees, asylum seekers, migrantsNo recourse to public fundsHomeless people.Sofa surfingPrisonersDrug AbuseAlcoholicHIV-seropositiveChildrenElderly
3 Expected benefitsReduce stigma and increased awareness- earlier presentation by TB patients.Increased awareness by health care professionals- reduced times for diagnosis and referral.Improved understanding and support of TB patients and their families.
4 DOTOffered to all patients who require Enhanced Case Management
5 INPATIENTSSupport for diagnostic tests(i.e mantoux test and sputum specimen) and discharge plan.
6 PAEDIATRICSWorking with infectious diseases paediatrician.
7 RAISING AWARENESS Community Groups. Places of worship. Colleges. Health care workers.
8 CONTACTS SCREENINGScreening usually take place approx. 6 weeks after an index case has been identified.
9 Latent TB infectionIndividuals with latent TB are at increased risk of developing active TB, especially if they are recently infected or immunocompromised.The systematic screening and treatment of individuals with LTBI is therefore expected to significantly decrease the incidence of TB in England.Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England consultations (2014), recommend to offer LTBI screening to new entrants who were born or lived in countries with an estimated TB incidence of 150 per 100,000 or over and who arrived in the UK within the last five years4/6/2017