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Each TB nurse specialist holds a caseload of patients on either full or preventative treatment, duration from three months to two years in length. Patients are supported and monitored throughout treatment through regular telephone contact, home visits and clinic appointments.
All medication is supplied via the TB Nurse specialists. The service provides care to all age groups - from newborn babies to the very elderly.
Full support of patients on full and preventative TB treatment
Contact tracing and screening of all at risk contacts of TB cases
BCG vaccination service
Health promotional activities at community and healthcare events
Teaching for healthcare professionals and other interested parties
Telephone helpline for the general public and healthcare workers
TB Nursing Team
Medical Outpatients, Level 1
Royal Derby Hospital
Telephone Royal Derby Hospital: 01332 787 995
Telephone Florence Nightingale Community Hospital: 01332 254 749 (Wednesdays only)
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm