Luton Tuberculosis (TB) Nursing Service

Luton TB Nursing Service is part of the Luton Adults Services under Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The Luton TB Nursing Service provides a confidential and comprehensive specialist service to patients in order to reduce the spread of adverse health outcomes of Tuberculosis (TB) and to control infection and disease within the local diverse community.

The service is delivered by the TB nurses at:

  • Luton Treatment Centre, Vestry Close, Luton LU1 1AR 
  • Patient’s homes
  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital - Chest clinic and Wards 
  • Other locations such as schools, colleges, care homes and work places where mass screening is required after a joint risk assessment is carried out with PHE (Public Health England)

Hours:

  • The service operates from Monday – Friday 8:00am - 17:00pm.

Services provided include:

  • TB screening for contacts and immigrants 
  • Early detection and treatment of active and latent TB through contact, immigrant and diagnostic screening  
  • Diagnostic investigations inclusive of assessment, chest x-ray, Mantoux (skin test), sputum and T-spot blood test 
  • Treatment monitoring and supervision for adherence and adverse drug reactions  
  • A comprehensive, tailor made directly observed treatment programme three times weekly  
  • Pre-treatment assessment, testing and counselling  
  • BCG vaccinations to selected pre-school and adult high risk groups  
  • Outbreak prevention and control management, including mass screening  
  • HIV counselling, referral and care  
  • Health promotion and education in order to raise awareness of TB

Referrals to this service can be made by:

  • Self-referral 
  • GPs 
  • Local Authority services 
  • Health care professionals (HCP) in the community or hospital setting

Contact Details:
Sophie Goolab (Team Lead CNS)
Kiran Shahzadi (TB Administrator)
Tel: 0333 405 3124
Email:  CCS-TR.TBServiceLuton@nhs.net

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