Hillingdon Tuberculosis (TB) Nursing Service provides tuberculosis prevention, control and treatment in patients’ home and community settings.
The service aims to prevent, control and treat tuberculosis across the London Borough of Hillingdon.
The specialist nurses work in partnership with the Respiratory Team at The Hillingdon Hospital. The service sees patients in schools and colleges, in patients’ homes and at other locations as appropriate.
The service also provides ad hoc health screening and attends community health promotion events to raise awareness of TB and the services available.
The service sees diagnosed patients of all ages who are registered with a Hillingdon general practitioner (GP). The service will also see patients who live in Hillingdon but are registered with a GP from a neighbouring borough with the exception of Ealing.
Referrals are received subject to eligibility criteria from a wide range of organisations and agencies including:
- GPs or other healthcare professionals (such as Hillingdon Hospital staff, practice nurses, all community services, mental health trust staff and the mobile X-Ray unit)
- Immigration detention or removal centres (Harmondsworth and Colnbrooke), Health Control Unit (Heathrow)
- Health Protection Agency
- Schools and colleges, and other local authority services
- Care homes and residential homes
- Voluntary organisations
The service also accepts self-referrals by telephone.
All referrals are passed to Hillingdon Hospital for diagnosis prior to arranging to see the patient in the community.
NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.
The s is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, by appointment only. (closed on public holidays)