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Tuberculosis (TB) referrals

We do not accept referrals for travel, visa or immigration purposes.

If you require TB screening for travel, visa or immigration purposes, please contact your nearest travel health clinic and ask for advice, or seek screening through a private healthcare organisation.

Referral guidance

TB nurses are available Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm excluding Bank Holidays.

Healthcare professionals within OUH

To discuss a referral, please contact us.

Tel: 01865 225255

To refer patients for TB screening, please refer to the TB nurses via pools.

To do this: go to message centre and search for the patient; when searching for who to refer, please ensure pools is selected and then search Infectious and then select TB nurses.

To refer a patient who may have active TB, please again refer via pools however please refer via pools to Infectious Diseases, Access Team / Infectious Diseases C and then cc in TB nurses on to the referral.

Respiratory TB referrals

Please refer to Dr Bettinson and cc in TB nurses.

Out of hours

Please contact the ID/Micro team (SpR/Cons via Switchboard).

Healthcare professionals outside OUH

Contact the TB Nursing Team.

Tel: 01865 225255

Email: tb.nurses@nhs.net

Member of the public / non-healthcare professional

To discuss screening or concerns about TB, please contact us so we can assess relevant risk factors.

Tel: 01865 225255

If leaving a message please clearly state your:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • NHS number (if known)
  • reason for call
  • telephone number

and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.

You can also email your enquiry to us:

Email: tb.nurses@nhs.net

Last reviewed:18 November 2022