Tuberculosis (TB) service
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About the service
Tuberculosis (TB) is a mycobacterial disease which can affect a number of different organisations in the body. The Barnsley and Wakefield TB service provides screening, advice and support to people in the Barnsley and Wakefield District being treated for TB and their family members.
The service runs a weekly clinic for TB screening and supports patients that are on treatment for TB through visitation, dietary advice, medication advice and specific public health advice on treatment and management.
The Barnsley and Wakefield TB service aims to provide access to high quality, easily accessible TB control and prevention.
Why would someone choose the service?
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- We provide advice and information in relation to the signs and symptoms of active TB disease
- We provide advice and information on the process of contact tracing
- We provide advice and information for BCG vaccination
Staff you may meet
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.