NHSGGC has 5 TB Liaison Nurses who are responsible for the case management of patients diagnosed with TB. A patient is assigned to a TB nurse by postcode, each nurse being responsible for an area within NHSGGC.
Primary care staff who require any advice regarding TB or guidance about screening potential contacts of a TB case should call the TB Liaison Nurse responsible for the individual's postcode area. The TB nurse will advise if any action has to be taken. Enquiries about a patient's TB medication should also be directed to the responsible nurse.
TB nurses will identify close contacts of a TB case and organise Mantoux testing or Chest X Ray. They are also responsible for administering BCG vaccine to both children and adults.
Last update May 2018